Doing everything you can to make your property stand out against the competition is sure to bring in additional buyers with better offers. Let’s give you some ideas for how your home can be the talk of the town by going over 4 ways to add curb appeal to your Decatur property listing this spring.
Make It Squeaky Clean
Just as you would start off prepping your home’s interior with a thorough deep clean, we want to take our first steps in the same direction to prepare for your property listing..
Kicking your cleaning spree off with a pressure washer on hand is a surefire formula for success. Use the pressure washer with a quality house wash to clean your home’s siding and windows. Be sure to carefully follow the directions on your chosen house wash in order to get the most out of your time, money, and energy. Going back through and cleaning the windows with a window cleaner and a waffle weave microfiber cloth is a nice finishing touch.
Next, get more use out of the pressure washer by cleaning your home’s roof and gutters, as well as any driveways and walkways. You’d be surprised how much of a difference one afternoon spent with a pressure washer can make for your home’s looks and the success of your property listing.
Manage the Greenery
Now that your home’s exterior is sure to impress, it’s time to shift our focus to the surrounding property for some more cleanup.
Of course, mowing your lawn is an easy first step, but we want to go further by trimming overgrown trees and hedges. A small financial investment in new mulch is a perfect way to freshen up any flower beds and planters. If you have any trees on your property, now is the time to assess their health. If you happen to have any serious concerns about their health, you should consider the services of a certified arborist to assist in either treating or eliminating any ailing or troublesome trees.
Refresh the Decor
This is a trend that continues to impress and inspire buyers and should be included in your preparations for property listing. Repainting your front door in a color that contrasts with your home’s exterior is a spectacular way to draw attention and show your commitment to keeping things up-to-date.
If repainting your front door isn’t quite your cup of tea, consider changing out the hardware to update things a bit and keep them feeling fresh. Another option that often gets overlooked is replacing or repainting your mailbox, depending on its age and style. Putting plants or flowers around your mailbox is another method to help your property distinguish itself.
Push the Ambiance
With all of the other pieces in place, it’s time to create a mood for the outdoor areas of your property. This can be accomplished in many different ways, but plants and planned seating and entertaining areas are the most common approaches.
Putting a potted plant or two on your front porch can provide an outstanding accent. The key with plants is to make sure they aren’t too big or outrageous or you run the risk that they will become a distraction. Establishing an area for entertaining with some simple seating helps make the outdoors feel like part of your home.
One last possibility to explore is installing some tasteful solar-powered lighting along walkways or fencing. The likely downside to installing lighting is that it’s unlikely that a buyer will get to experience what it provides if they aren’t visiting your home when it’s dark outside.
Guidance to Make Your Property Listing Stand Out
If you’re looking for more tips to help make your property listing stand out in Decatur this spring, contact us today at (817) 666-3336!