Whether we like it or not, first impressions matter, especially when selling a home. Your home’s exterior is buyers’ first impression of your house and should be an essential part of your preparation to sell.
At Southern Homes Collective, we understand it can be an overwhelming process if you’re getting ready to sell your home. Luckily, we compiled our favorite curb appeal ideas that are quick, easy, and affordable. Keep reading to learn more about sprucing up your home while attracting buyers!
Paint Your Front Door
Painting or staining your front door can instantly give your home’s exterior a new look. You can buy a gallon of paint at your local hardware store for about $25 and finish the project within a day. Whether you want to go for a pop of color or a muted neutral—the opportunities are endless. Or, if you want to stick with your current color, we recommend you repaint or restain the door for a fresh, polished look.
Add Potted Plants
Potted plants are the perfect way to entice buyers to take a closer look at your home. We recommend you have fun choosing your plants and not be afraid to let your personality shine through. You can place plants under windows, next to the front door, along the walkway, and everywhere in between. Make sure your plants and flowers work with your home’s color scheme for a cohesive, elegant curb appeal. Often, contrasting colors can look best–and make your flowers and plants really pop.
Replace Old Hardware
Like painting your front door, replacing old hardware can instantly upgrade your home for little cost. Knobs, doorbells, street numbers, and doorknockers can all be easily replaced and installed. Hardware is another spot for you to get creative. You can coordinate your exterior and interior styles or choose some eye-catching designs. Whatever you choose, we recommend it’s accessible and functional.
Landscape Around Your Mailbox
Not to sound like a broken record, but first impressions matter when selling your home. And what’s the first spot your potential buyer will see? Your mailbox. If your mailbox hasn’t been replaced in a few decades, we recommend replacing it. Beyond replacing your mailbox, you can add some landscaping around it. We recommend annual flowers since they’re usually cheaper, and you can replant them more frequently. Our favorites include Petunias, Snapdragons, and Zinnias. Or, if you’re not fancy for flowers, various shrubs are perfect for your mailbox landscape; just make sure their size won’t interfere with your mailbox access.
Make Your Porch Shine
A porch that shines can go a long way with buyers! If your home is well-kept, buyers can easily picture themselves living inside it. We recommend you clean your porch, windows, and outdoor porch furniture to present your abode in the best light. Your everyday cleaners may work, or there are outdoor-specific cleaners that can remove built-up dirt and grime. Leave no spot unkempt, and you’re sure to wow buyers from the moment they step on your front porch!
Make Your Home a Buyer’s Paradise
The little things can go a long way—especially when it comes to curb appeal! We hope you have fun with these ideas and find unique ways to make your home stand out in the Williamson County area. From potted plants to fancy mailboxes to eccentric door knobs, the opportunity to enhance your home’s exterior is never-ending!
If you need more tips about adding curb appeal to your home or want expert advice about selling your home, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team at Southern Homes Collective. With years of experience, we’ve successfully staged and sold homes for our customers ever since we can remember. Contact us today to sell your house fast!
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