Wednesday, October 13, 2021

How To Stage The Exterior Of Your Home Ready to Sell

 What does the outside of your home say about you? It is natural to have become blind in regards to your home and minor imperfections. You become accustomed to seeing the same things day in day out. You kind of stop noticing them after a while. That's not to say you don't know they are there; they are not as noticeable as they once were.

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But if you are looking at selling your home, the front exterior of the property plays a massive part in getting the property sold. You will get a few seconds before a buyer has made their mind up about you and your home, and this impression is formed based on your home's curb appeal. But you can change this.

Tidy Up The Property

The quickest, easiest and cheapest way to improve your home's curb appeal is to tidy up outside. Neaten lawn edges, remove abandoned toys, bikes, or equipment, get rid of any rubbish dumped and give any patio areas a good brush down and a wash. If you can clean the exterior facade of the house itself, this will go a long way. Do some basic landscaping if you can, too, dig up weeds, mow the lawn, deadhead flowers and shrubs, etc.

If you find you have a lot of items that typically live outside, look at storage options to keep them contained and out of view without finding a home for them indoors.

Repair Any Damage

This could be broken tiles on the driveway, cracked fence panels, busted garage doors, or cracked window frames. You don't want to be spending too much money here, but rectifying minor repairs can give the impression of a well-kept exterior and allude to the condition inside too.

Replace Windows and Doors

The windows are the eyes of your home. Are your eyes inviting or off-putting? If the latter, look at changing them. The same goes for the doors too. At the very least, clean them. Buyers are attracted to properties with very little to do, especially if they need to move in right away. So look at the windows, entrances, and exits and ask yourself a) are they fit for purpose? And b) do they need upgrading to something more modern and practical such as exterior sliding glass doors?

Add Lighting

Especially important if you are selling your home when the days are darker or the nights are longer. Outdoor lighting is inviting and adds an extra layer of security to the property. Lighting up your home after dusk can help buyers see the property in a whole new light, quite literally, and lighting is instantly appealing for both practical and cosmetic viewpoints.

Stage The Area

If you have a vast space at the front of your home and you leave it bare, it won't look beautiful. Invest in some decorative items to make your home more visually appealing to buyers, even if you rent the items to stage your property for a short period. Think welcome mats, potted plants, both natural or fake, garden furniture, and so on.

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