Finance Globe

U.S. financial and economic topics from several finance writers.
1 minute reading time (296 words)

Ways to Improve Curb Appeal Before Selling Your Home

man-trimming-shrubs-ladder-house

Selling your home is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. Regardless of your reason for doing so, you have one goal in mind: to get the highest selling price possible.

While there is nothing wrong with preparing the inside of your home – such as by painting the walls and removing any clutter – the exterior requires just as much attention.

Here are several ways to improve the curb appeal of your home before putting it on the market:

•    Trim your shrubs and trees. Overgrown landscaping has a way of putting people off. Not only does it make your home look bad from the outside, but some people may believe it means that you haven’t taken care of the property.
•    Mow your lawn. Simply put, you need to keep your lawn at a reasonable height while your home is on the market. Would you want to purchase a home with six inch high grass that is full of weeds?
•    Add some mulch. If your mulch beds are looking shabby, add some fresh mulch as soon as possible. You may be surprised at just how much of a difference this makes.

These may not be the only steps you take to improve curb appeal before selling your home, but they can definitely put you on the right track.

When you do these three things, your home will look better from the street. Not to mention the fact that it will show prospective buyers that the property is well kept.

Final tip: if you don’t have the time or experience to do these things yourself, hire a professional to provide assistance. It’s not hard to find somebody who can clean up around your home and make other suggestions on how to improve curb appeal.

Top Reasons to Work With an Experienced CPA
4 Reasons to Stay At Your Job, Even When You Want ...
 

Comments 1

Frank on Tuesday, 26 September 2017 19:20

I would say it is worth it to hire a landscape consultant to do this work. The improvement pays for itself and can definitely add to the bottom line. My in-laws spent $500 improving their front lawn, and increased the asking price $2500 as a result of that.

I would say it is worth it to hire a landscape consultant to do this work. The improvement pays for itself and can definitely add to the bottom line. My in-laws spent $500 improving their front lawn, and increased the asking price $2500 as a result of that.
Guest
Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Captcha Image