If you want to sell your home as soon as possible, you need to make it appealing at first glance to potential buyers. Here are 4 ways you can give your home the boost it needs to sell without spending a lot of money on time-consuming upgrades.
Install a new mailbox
Your home's mailbox is like a welcome mat to potential buyers. The prettier and shinier it is, the more it represents what the rest of your property has to offer. Buy a new mailbox to replace your current one, or give your existing mailbox a quick coat of paint to make it look fresh and new.
Add a rock bed
If your front steps are surrounded by weeds and odd flowers, add some organization by adding a small rock bed on either side of your door. You can buy small decorative rocks at your local garden supply store along with some weed barrier fabric to lay the rocks down on for display. A rock bed hides existing dirt and weeds and adds a charming, clean look to your front entryway. Choose rocks in natural tones, such as pearly white or tan, or opt for mint or light pink hues for a splash of color.
Paint your front door
Adding a bright coat of red or navy blue paint to your front door helps your home stand out among all your neighbors' homes on your street. Choose a color that is basically neutral and not stand-offish to potential buyers, one that matches your home's exterior paint. If painting your front door isn't your style, consider upgrading to a new front door with a decorative half-circle glass to help make your home's exterior appear more modern.
Plant decorative trees
It doesn't matter that the young trees you plant will be staked to the ground for support and will take years to reach their full growth, what your potential buyers will see when they spot decorative trees in your landscape is that they don't have to plant them on their own. This is a major benefit, especially if you plant beautiful tree varieties that are commonly enjoyed by homeowners, including:
- Dogwood (also available in bush varieties)
- Weeping birch
- Japanese maple
While the time and expense that goes into planting new trees may seem like a bit much for a home you are trying to sell, consider the kickback: your home's value could be increased by up to 20% with the right landscaping touches, including tree planting, added to your home.
You don't have to spend a lot of money to make your home more appealing to new buyers. Simple tips and upgrades can make a huge difference to help your home sell much faster. If you are interested in selling your home, contact a business such as Haring Realty.