Top 3 Exterior Renovations To Boost Curb Appeal And Help Sell Your Home

22 February 2015
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

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First impressions are lasting impressions, so boosting your home's curb appeal can make a big difference when you're trying to sell your home. These exterior renovations can positively impact your home's curb appeal, helping you to sell your home quickly and efficiently. 

Landscaping Update

Landscaping installation is an important home renovation that can help sell your home quickly. When landscaping for a home sale, you'll want to walk a fine line between beauty and convenience. You'll want your lawn to be neat, tidy, and easy to maintain, but not too plain or dull. Here are a few tips to keep in mind:

  • Avoid exotic plants. Not every buyer has a green thumb, or will feel comfortable maintaining interesting and unusual specimens.
  • Make practical changes. Install a pathway that leads to your front door, or garden bed lighting around the perimeter of your home.
  • Remove dead or dying plants. No buyer will want to be responsible for cutting down a dead tree in the front yard after moving in. 

Roof Replacement

Curb appeal isn't just cosmetic. Potential buyers notice details like curling shingles and sagging roof supports. If your roof is in visibly bad condition, a roof repair or replacement is essential to the sale of your home. Knowing that roof replacements can cost thousands of dollars, many potential buyers will see the condition of your roof and skip your house altogether, and those people who do consider purchasing your home will plan to make significantly lower offers.

If you're thinking about replacing or repairing the roof on your home, consider updating the roofing material. Picking a new shingle color or a stronger, more long-lasting material for your new roof may make all the difference. 

Siding Replacement or Exterior Painting

Old, damaged siding and peeling exterior paint can detract buyers. To determine whether or not your home's exterior could use an update, wash your house down with a rental power sprayer. Washing away years of grit and grime will reveal the strengths and weaknesses of your home's exterior. 

Even if your home's siding seems to be in good condition, consider replacing it anyway if the colors are badly dated. Remember that dated color choices may cause potential buyers to assume that your home's siding is too old and will likely need to be replaced soon, even if it doesn't need to be replaced right now. 

For more renovation tips and advice, speak with your realtor. He or she will be able to tell you what changes must be made to your home in order to maximize your profit and speed the sale.