If you’re looking to style your home for sale, have you considered curb appeal? Here at Sell in Style property styling, we focus on the home’s interior, but your curb appeal is almost just as important. It’s the first impression that buyers will see when viewing your home for an inspection, so making sure that it’s positive can have a huge impact on the buyer’s final purchase decision.
Curb appeal is how appealing your home is from the street view. Not only is it key when selling your home but having great curb appeal also adds a huge amount of your value to your home.
Today, we’re taking a look into curb appeal 101. These are the things that you should absolutely consider and do to achieve that ‘out of a magazine’ look when selling your home.
Why Is Curb Appeal Important When Selling?
Let’s talk about why curb appeal is important. When you walk up to a home, no matter if you’re buying, selling, or just around the street, curb appeal makes an impact. Instantly you make a judgment on the home. A home’s curb appeal can either be inviting and warm or make it seem like the house hasn’t been lived in.
Curb appeal also sets the expectation for buyers. If a home is well looked after on the outside, then you can almost assume that it’s been taken care of. Having the appearance of a home that’s unkept or messy can instantly give potential buyers a negative impression. When styling your home for sale, making a positive first impression is vital.
Here’s How You Can Improve Your Curb Appeal
Improving curb appeal can be done in a variety of different ways, and these don’t need to be expensive or costly. Making a few changes here or there can have a transformative difference on the home. Here are just a few ways that you can transform the outside of your home.
A Good Clean
Starting out with our first tip, a good clean. Oftentimes we clean the interiors of our homes daily, but we also need to remember about the outside. Giving the outside of your home a deep clean before putting it up for sale can make a huge difference to potential buyers. Here are just a few ideas to get that cleaning inspiration going.
- Clean your windows
- Wipe down your front door
- Get rid of any cobwebs
- Sweep your doorstep
Depending on the state of your home, it may or may not need a few paint touch-ups. To keep costs low before selling your home, we don’t advise you to repaint the exterior of your home as this can be costly. But touching up where needed is a great way to give your home a fresh appearance.
Style And Stage With Outdoor Furniture
If you’re looking to really pull in some emotion to attract potential buyers, styling and staging with outdoor furniture is the best way to go. Including a few chairs and styling items, such as outdoor pillows, is a great way to warm up the outdoor space. Sell in Style can help bring in pieces that will stage the porch or entryway of your home, allowing buyers to envision themselves in the home. It’s all of these final touches that can have a long-lasting impression on buyers and affect your final sale price.
Power Wash Pavers And Driveway
Power washing or pressuring washing your driveway and surrounding pavers can make a huge amount of difference to your overall curb appeal and general facade. Hiring a power washer from your local Bunnings is absolutely worth the money and will provide a great return on investment. The process of power washing can make your driveway and pavers look brand new.
Give your garden and lawn a refresh
Ensuring that your garden and lawn are well maintained will make a massive difference to the overall look and feel of your home. Pulling weeds and cleaning up the garden to ensure that nothing is overgrown can be done within a weekend and doesn’t need to cost anything. Creating elements such as a beautiful entryway or planting a variety of trees and plants with the help of landscaping will add a tremendous amount of value to your property and instantly improve your curb appeal.
Introduce Outdoor Lighting
Lighting in both an interior and outdoor setting is crucial for creating ambience. When you’re putting your home on the market, take the time to replace or, if not replace, then clean existing lights. This may seem like a menial task, but it can greatly impact your overall facade and potential buyers’ first impression.
Clean Your Gutters
While this tip may not seem fun, if your gutters are clogged and overflowing with leaves and debris, it can frighten buyers. Gutter cleaning can range in pricing, starting from as low as $100 and going upwards. Of course, this also depends on your home size and where you’re located in the Brisbane area. However, investing in cleaning your overfilled gutters will drastically improve curb appeal and create a warmer welcome for buyers.
Replace the mailbox
On to our last and final tip, replacing the mailbox can make a huge amount of difference. Even though it’s only a small piece of your curb appeal, either updating it, repainting it or giving it a good clean can make it look brand new.
Talk to us if you’re unsure where to start or what you should start. Our team has a wealth of experience in creating a positive impression for potential buyers.
We also understand that the process can be overwhelming when you’re selling your home. There is a lot to do, and you want to do everything you can to achieve a terrific sale price for your home. Our team can advise you on what work and maintenance is needed for your home. So, what are you waiting for? Get in touch with us to have your property perfectly styled.