Boosting Curb Appeal While Selling Your Home

Selling your home this Summer? Boost your curb appeal game with our easy suggestions below 

“the aesthetic attractiveness of a property” 

The first look that buyers get at your home is so important. Being able to boost your curb appeal can make a dramatic difference in how a viewing goes. Whether you have a small or large yard, making minor upgrades can help make your home stand out in a big way. Below, you’ll find some of our favorite ways to help with your homes first impression. 

Window Boxes 

Window boxes are a quick and easy way to help bring color to the front of your home. Whether you buy them premade or build your own- selecting a wood color can help change the color scheme as well. For flowers, make sure to pay attention to how much sun your home gets during the day and the requirements of the flowers you purchase! 

Dress Your Porch Up 

From accent rugs and flower pots to outdoor chairs and throw pillows, there are plenty of ways to make your porch feel more inviting to guests! You don’t need a large area to spruce up, a small bench could be perfect as well. If you don’t have an area like this, take advantage of giving your door a fresh coat of paint. This will give the entryway a refreshed look and even give you the opportunity to add a pop of color! Don’t forget– when painting a front door, a gloss finish is always ideal for easy cleaning!

Outdoor Lighting 

Not only can lighting change the listing photos that buyers see, but they can also make a home look more modern and sophisticated. Lighting brings more attention to the main features of a home and landscaping all year round. You can choose to light up the walkway, the driveway, or even just an address marker. Outdoor lighting also helps with a sense of security to potential buyers and neighbors. 

Power Washing 

Don’t underestimate the importance of a good power wash! Power washing the siding, the doors, and the driveway can be huge for the appearance of your home. To make this refresh even better- you can usually rent a power washer from Home Depot for less than $60! The power washer can remove moss, mildew, and even just caked on dirt. Cleaning off pathways and the driveway will make the area look newer as well. 

These quick and budget friendly upgrades are perfect for any home- just make sure you don’t take on too large of a project! The purpose of these updates is to make buyers feel reassured that the home is being taken care of and well kept! Your curb appeal gives others an impression of what they’ll see on the inside- so keep your buyers excited and impressed!



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About the Author

Brittany has been a PCS Mentor  with Milhousing Network for over 2 years, and loves being able to help other military families! Her husband is active duty in the Army, and their family recently purchased their first home in Maryland. Their first duty station was in San Antonio, and she loves the city!