If you are planning to sell your home, there are a few things you can do to increase your chances of a quick sale. One of the most important of these is to make your property look appealing to potential buyers. Here are a few tips to help improve curb appeal.

What is Curb Appeal?

“Curb appeal” is a term used to describe how the exterior of the property looks to any passersby, like neighbors and potential buyers. This includes both the front of the house itself and the yard and driveway. Essentially, curb appeal is the first impression that visitors get when they arrive at your property.

Fresh Paint will Improve Curb Appeal

It might seem like a no-brainer, but a newly painted house will really help your property stand out from the rest of the neighborhood. The home will look new and well-maintained.

If you cannot afford to repaint the entire house, opt to paint the front door a bold new color. Choose a shade that complements the rest of your home. A newly painted door adds a boost of color to the entryway and makes the house feel more inviting.

Outdoor Lighting

Lighting accentuates the positive aspects of your property while also boosting home security. Install lighting to brighten flower beds, illuminate the walkway to the front door, and draw attention to the most attractive areas of the yard.

You might choose a wired-in lighting system or solar-powered options. Add lights to the side yard, front porch, and deck or patio to make your home more attractive and inviting after dark.

Driveway Maintenance

Through daily use and regular wear and tear, your driveway will eventually become cracked and damaged. While this might not seem like the most important aspect of a property, it’s something that buyers will notice. A driveway that’s in disrepair affects your home’s curb appeal. If you’re planning to sell your home, have the driveway repaved or take the time to patch holes and cracks.

Improve Curb Appeal with Flowers

Depending on how much space you have out front, consider installing a new flower bed or adding window boxes. Flowers and plants outside your property add a touch of color and make your property more friendly and welcoming.

Make sure to keep the yard neatly mowed. Even small details can make or break a sale. If you struggle to keep up with lawn maintenance, hire a landscaping company to do the work while the home is on the market.

Drew Inspection Service provides home inspection services in South Dakota. If you’re selling your home, contact us to schedule a pre-listing inspection.