Five Tips To Improving Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Author: Tracy Phelan, Broker RE/MAX Garden City Realty Inc. Brokerage | | Categories: Real Estate Agent , Real Estate Broker , Real Estate Services

Blog by Tracy Phelan Broker RE/MAX Garden City Realty Inc. Brokerage

There is a lot that one can do when they are thinking about redoing their home or working on changes to their house. Real estate has been an interesting vertical to work in during the pandemic because many changes were taking place and everyone had to work on keeping up with those changes if they wanted to get through.

Through the pandemic, there were a lot of people who were making changes to their homes because they started spending a lot more time indoors. Initially, most people did not want to spend a lot of their money redoing their homes because they were uncertain about their futures. However, after spending as much time as they were in their homes, they had to make some changes such as partitioning their homes so that they could create a workspace. People were unsure about the changes that they had to get through and it would be best that they speak to someone working with real estate to get the best valuation of their houses.

Here are some pointers if you are planning on making changes to your house, putting it back on the market, or finding the best value out there. If you are planning on making it more presentable, here are some more options that they can consider when they are getting through the process.

Tip #1: Sweep the leaves, shovel the snow
A driveway with a thick layer of snow is much less inviting than a clear pathway leading to the front door. Sweeping leaves and shoveling snow is incredibly important to make your home look its best in the cold winter months. It’s also a good idea to sprinkle salt or sand on the cleared areas to prevent guests from slipping. Remove any icicles that are hanging dangerously above walkways. It can be a challenge when getting the ice off, but it has to be done not only from the point of view of making the house more presentable but also because it could be dangerous.

Tip #2: Add bright lighting
A challenge homeowners face when trying to make their home exterior look good in Fall and going into Winter is the loss of natural daylight. The good news is – your home can look gorgeous in the evening too! We suggest replacing outdated light fixtures and adding more light where possible. Installing pathway lights is an option as well. The addition of exterior lights adds more aesthetics to your home during the day with various styles to choose from. Bright lighting, both inside and outside a home, creates a warm and welcoming feeling.

Tip #3: Spruce up your landscaping
Did you know that Fall is an excellent time for landscaping and preparing your home for next Spring? Without the extreme heat of summer, Fall provides a good environment for grass to grow and flourish. Get started on your lawn care and tend to your flower beds and gardens to prep for the Winter months. Spruced-up landscaping will keep your curb appeal looking great in the Fall, but you’ll also be thankful in the Spring when all the snow has melted, and you have less maintenance to get your landscape prepped for Summer. Those thinking of listing in the Spring should certainly consider landscaping prep this Fall season.

Tip #4: Paint your front door
Changing the color of your front door is an easy and inexpensive way to add more curb appeal to your home. More importantly, front door colors can impact the value of your home. According to studies, homes with black or charcoal front doors sold at $6000 more on average! If you’re thinking about changing the color of your front door, make sure to do it before the weather turns too cold or wet. Exterior paint does best in mild temperatures, so painting your door early in Fall could be a great way to enhance your curb appeal for the rest of the year!

Tip #5: Keep it clean
During the Summer months, your home likely built up some dirt on the siding, exterior beams, and windows. Cleaning the exterior of your home can improve the curb appeal and have it looking fresh going into the Winter months. Buyers, guests, or passersby should be looking at how beautiful your home is, so wipe things down to make sure that nothing takes away from the appearance of your property. A little cleaning is an easy way to add curb appeal!

If you are looking for any assistance or tips when it comes to maintaining your real estate, get in touch with us at Tracy Phelan Broker RE/MAX Garden City Realty Inc. Brokerage. For the longest time, I worked with clients, got through processes, and understood their requirements before providing suggestions on how we would assist. We also explain why certain properties cost as much, so they are completely informed at every step of the way. If you want a better understanding of the places where we have listings, please click here. If you want to connect with us or think we can provide what you are looking for, please click here.