When you’re selling your house, you’d like to think that the interior of the home and structural integrity are the key points that buyers will look at when they’re walking through your home. Unfortunately, first impressions are important and if your curb appeal is lacking, that’s going to be a strike against your property. If your yard is in dire need of TLC, a quick home sale isn’t likely to be in your future.
You can change that by tackling some of these low maintenance upgrades and insights from top agents indicate you could receive multiple offers because it’s a strong seller’s market.
1. Low maintenance deck
The front porch is one of the features that buyers will look at and take note of when they walk up to the house. Your porch needs to look it’s best and if the porch has seen better days, it’s time to upgrade. Low composite decking is a great way to improve your curb appeal while not requiring a lot of upkeep.
2. Accent fencing
Landscaping is a large part of curb appeal. There’s a certain sense of pride when you pull up to your home and the lawn is a luscious green color, the flowers are in bloom (without weeds!), and the trees are full and healthy. Yet, when you install accent fencing around these flower beds, along walkways, and even around trees, your property will look more polished and welcoming.
3. Artificial landscaping rocks
Accent features like artificial landscaping rocks can be used to hide things in the yard that you’d rather not be seen (things like drain tiles, tree stumps, and so on). Landscaping rocks are lightweight and they look like real boulders. These rocks are available in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors so that they’ll make a statement without looking out of place.
4. Solar lighting
Lighting is important for keeping visitors safe when they come by in the dark. Lighting can be as simple as solar lights along pathways and around the driveway, or it can be elaborate to include spot lights, accent lighting, and updated light fixtures. Homeowner’s can also install lamp posts in the front of the driveway, next to the porch entryway or other places that could use a bit of extra lighting.
5. Personalized porches
Your porch may have received a facelift, but if it is empty and lacks personality, buyers won’t be turned off… But they won’t be as charmed as if the porch has some pizazz. Where do you start though? The easiest way to add personality is to paint the door a bold color and update the light fixture. You could get rid of the old railing and replace it with newer railing. You can create a welcoming seating area with comfortable patio furniture and use seasonal decorations to pull it all together.
Selling your house during a seller’s market isn’t going to be that difficult, but that doesn’t mean every buyer will submit an offer. Curb appeal is the first thing buyers see and when it’s done well, you can bet that it’ll catch more people’s attention.
Improving your property’s curb appeal with low maintenance options, you’re breathing new life into your yard and buyers will appreciate it. Even if you’re not selling, there’s something to be said about having a yard that’s the envy of the neighborhood.