When you’re selling your home, you only get to make a first impression once. And because your home’s exterior is the first thing potential buyers will see when they come to view your property, if you want to fetch top-dollar for your home, the exterior needs to look amazing.
So, if you want to sell your home quickly and profitably, what can you do to spruce up your home’s exterior before you put your property on the market?
A recent video from realtor.com outlined the exterior projects and upgrades that add the most value to your property—and are sure to impress potential buyers—including:
- Outdoor cleanup. You want your yard to look as well-groomed as possible for potential buyers—and that means a full clean-up, including raking up any stray leaves, pruning bushes, pulling weeds, and mulching beds.
- Power washing. Your home needs to be clean before you start showing it to potential buyers—and that includes the home’s exterior. Be sure to power wash your home to remove mold, mildew, pollen, and grime.
- Upgrading your front door. One of the fastest and most affordable ways to increase your curb appeal and add value to your home? Painting your front door. Choose a bold color that compliments your home’s architecture and exterior paint color—and then paint it using exterior grade paint.