Late winter or early spring is a great time to get your home up for sale. But the cold weather makes it an awful time to spruce up the exterior of your home.
So, whether you’re looking to give your current property a facelift or you’re considering selling your home after the holidays, investing time and money now before the temperature drops is a great idea.
Updating your property’s exterior is a strikingly impactful (and typically low cost) way of increasing the value and improving your home’s first impression.
So if you’re thinking of selling your house in the spring, here are a few simple ways to boost your property’s curb appeal.
Landscaping is (almost) Everything
Arguably the most obvious and significant way to improve your home’s appearance is to focus on your green space. Dead grass, overgrown weeds, and poorly maintained gardens quickly become an eyesore to neighbors and potential buyers.
If you’re listing your property, regular lawn maintenance, watering, and weeding is a simple and nearly cost-free way to give your home an immediate upgrade. Not a green thumb? No worries! A simple, well cared for garden and lawn will still showcase your property in a better light.
Do some online research or speak with your local garden center expert to find out which low-maintenance plants will do well in your garden that can be planted now for spring based on the amount of sun and soil type in your area.
Illuminate with Outdoor Lighting
What better way to display your property than with well-placed landscape lighting? Whether it’s pathway lights, spotlights, or garden lights, a well-lit property appears warm and welcoming.
Solar lights are cost-effective and require minimal if any, unsightly wires and hardware. Pop a few along the edge of your garden or pathways. It’ll improve the overall look of your home and will serve as an added safety feature.
When was the last time you cleaned your porch lights? Removing the outer glass and giving it a good cleaning ensures your current lighting works effectively without having to spend a dime.
Add A Pop Color and Decor
Whether it’s in the form of bright flowers, a fresh coat of paint on the front door, or entryway decor, a little pop of color can make a huge difference. Not only will it help modernize the appearance of your home, but it can make it stand out on your street.
Tasteful decorations will add a unique touch to your property and aren’t just reserved for Christmas time. A simple wreath for any occasion or spring holiday will beautify even the most basic front door. Just remember to keep them current, as a Christmas wreath in spring would make your home stand out – but not in the way you want it to.
Clean it up!
Large garbage bins, kids’ toys, and renovation debris look unsightly, and they clutter up your property. Utilizing storage bins, sheds, or a garage can help ensure your front yard remains tidy.
Additionally, if potential buyers see your belongings strewn about, they may get the impression the home doesn’t have enough storage space.
Raking up leaves, picking up sticks and sweeping walkways are just a handful of free and easy ways to clean your yard. It’s simple tasks like these that make a big impact on the curb appeal of your home.
Cleaning out gutters, scrubbing down shutters, or power washing your siding is a straightforward and productive way to make your house look fresh and new.
Add Outdoor Furniture
Having outdoor furniture is a perfect way to decorate your property and will also maximize your living space. Regardless of your property’s size, complimenting your porch or deck with even minimal pieces adds a welcoming touch.
Outdoor furniture is on sale right now, making it a fantastic time to purchase something. A small bistro table with chairs can make just as much of a statement as larger furniture.
Get Ready to Show Your House
Now that you’ve worked so hard to spruce up your property, it’s important to keep it maintained while on the market. Buyers like to see a fresh look after weathering the winter season. The time, money, and effort you put into your home will make it stand out from the rest.
If you have any questions about how to get your property in tip-top shape to sell it this spring, give one of the experienced and helpful Eng Garcia Realtors a call today.