4 min read. By Jason Gelios REALTOR
Have you ever driven by a house that was for sale and wonder HOW it is for sale? You know the house I am talking about. Yard is a mess. No maintenance has been done since it was built. You get the idea.
Don't be that home owner!
With some hepful tips to guide you through, you can boost your curb appeal and possibly add thousands of dollars to your asking price! Because at the end of the day when you are selling a house, you want top dollar.
Below are 4 popular ways to boost your curb appeal without spending a fortune. And by the way, these are some of the first things a potential buyer will see before they even enter the home.
1. Power Wash and clean the exterior.
Is your house exterior showing dirt stains and/or cob webs? Are there stains on the brick? Get them out of there by power washing your home from top to bottom. If the stains are not going away, ask a professional for their help. A dirty house exterior can often sway a buyer to feel less than thrilled to see the inside of your home.
2. Freshen The Paint Job.
Okay. We all know that paint can make a HUGE difference. Take a good look at your exterior paint or even siding. Is it lacking that freshly painted look? Is it screaming for some attention? Get on it and freshen the paint. A fresh outside feel will go a long way with potential buyers and could even add thousands of dollars to your asking price.
3. Raise The Roof.
So were not talking about the song here. Look at your roof. Is it double layered and at it's max? Considering the average roof costs over 10k to replace, this area of the house is often the most scrutinized. Update the roof or lose thousands on your sale. Just like the other major appliances in thehouse like furnace and AC, the last thing a buyer want's to have to do is replace a roof.
4. Clean The Yard.
This one is probably the most obvious. Yet so many houses I see that are listed for sale have unkept yards. Make sure that the basics are taken care of. Weeds coming up through the driveway. Landscaping with dead branches and/or weeds. Lawn that has not been edged. You get the point. Clean it up and rake in the extra curb appeal dollars!
While these 4 tips are not the only ways to add curb appeal, it is a start. When selling a house, it should look it's best to ensure you get top dollar. If you do not have curb appeal, you just may lose out to someone who does.
Jason Gelios is a Husband and Father. After that, a Top Producing REALTOR®, Author of the book Think like a REALTOR®, Creator of The AskJasonGelios Real Estate Show and an Expert Media Contributor.