Impress Home Buyers With Fantastic Curb Appeal This Summer

By: Huntsville Real Estate Expert Mike Manosky On June 5, 2020

They say “don’t judge a book by its cover”, but the truth is that appearance counts when selling a home. The first thing potential buyers see when looking at a home is the front of the yard and house.  If they are unimpressed with that first look, chances are they won’t take the time to explore further. So, if you are putting your house on the market this summer, you are going to want to make a positive first impression on potential buyers with your curb appeal.  There are several things you can do to upgrade the appearance of the front of your home.

  1. Driveway

If your driveway is cracked or stained or has weeds sprouting from it, these are all easily fixed without doing a complete redo.  First, repair the cracks and kill the weeds.  Then remove the stains.  Keep your driveway swept and clear of debris.  If you want to add a little flair, install some pavers along the sides for a new look.  The same goes for sidewalks leading up to your house. Repairing a Driveway? The Right Solution for Every Surface

  1. Front Door

Dress it up!  This is the focal point of your curb appeal, so make it pop with a bold paint color.  If you don’t paint it, clean up any dirty spots, especially around the doorknob. Make it shine by using metal polish on the door fixtures. Choose a wreath or swag that reflects the season. How to Paint a Front Door

  1. Grass

During the summer, you will have to mow the grass as often as twice a week.  Keeping a healthy, green lawn can be challenging during the hottest time of year, but it certainly makes your property more appealing at first sight to potential buyers.

  1. Flowers and Shrubbery

The best way to add a welcoming feel and colorful curb appeal to your home’s exterior is to plant flowers and shrubs.  And inexpensive and quick way to do that is to create a container garden. You can purchase them ready-made from garden centers or create your own with your favorite flowers and plants.  For a dynamic setting, use a staggered, asymmetrical arrangement. How to Plant a Container Garden

  1. Front Porch

Just a few, inexpensive touches can transform your front porch, giving it a welcoming aesthetic.  If you have a small porch, add a new welcome mat and maybe a small pot of flowers.  A larger porch can be enhanced with hanging flower pots and seating with new cushions and colorful pillows.  No matter the size, keep your porch swept and free of debris, cobwebs and such.

Looking to buy or sell a home in the Huntsville area? Let professional Realtor Mike Manosky help you with all your real estate needs! Give him a call today at 256-508-0211!

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