You love your home, but that time has come to move. Which mean, now it’s time to sell your home. And guess what? The real estate agent came through and gave you an estimate of its value and you just about spit your coffee all over yourself.
Now, to get the value and the curb appeal of your domicile up in the range where you’re comfortable with it, follow these five easy tips – get a professional exterior paint job done, fix up your landscaping and your yard, focus on window and door repair, pay close attention to the state of your driveway, and make a note of neighborhood eyesores.
Get a Professional Paint Job Done
The simplest and most cost effective way to make your home look better is to have a great coat of paint on the outside. Hire a professional painting company, and worry no more about the parts and pieces that are a little worse for the wear. You can pick out the color scheme if you want, but let the pros handle the type of paint and the actual job putting it on the exterior, as this is one thing you definitely don’t want to mess up.
Fix Up Your Yard
Next up is your yard. Hire a contractor to clean up the edges before showing it to anyone, and if you’re looking for landscaping designs, do a quick search on the web of people who have about the same type of style as you. Just making people feel comfortable in your yard is going to have a huge impact on how they feel about the value of the house, and even if they want to bother buying it or not.
Get Those Windows and Doors Repaired
Now you want to start thinking about window and door repair. Not only does this help with electricity bills by sealing your home for heating and cooling, it also shows that you care about your property. In addition, the right type of windows and doors will accentuate the overall style, and thus value, of your home.
Pay Attention To Your Driveway
If you have an ugly driveway, people may turn away before they even enter the area of your actual house. This is one of the easiest things to clean up, as it will mostly just take a good scrubbing and maybe some trim work around the edges.
Look Out For Neighborhood Eyesores
If there are any eyesores in your neighborhood, that can decrease the value of your home. Find out if there is anything your city or community can do to handle things like old buildings or unkempt yards.