6 Inexpensive Ways to Spruce Up your Curb Appeal

By: Wildfire Marketing Group

The home buying season is quickly approaching and it's time to think about ways to improve the "curb appeal" of your home. With all the recent activity in the real estate market and with long-term rates at near historic lows, it's a buyers market. There is a surplus of homes available for sale on the market and home buyers can take their sweet time choosing which home they like best. That's why you need to get a competitive edge over other home sellers in your area by making your home look better than the rest. There are six things you can do to your home to make it look more appealing to buyers that won't cost you a fortune and could make the difference in your home being sold versus your neighbor's.

Paint the House/Fence
A new coat of paint can go a long way to making your home look a bit newer. Bold colors can reflect your personal taste, so make sure you choose a neutral color that will appeal to the most number of people.

Clean the Yard
Take the time to clean up the yard. Rake the dead leaves and grass and put away any tools or equipment that may be lying around. If buyers see a mess in your yard, they'll think twice about wanting to see the inside of the house as it may be an indication of what else may await them.

Plant New Flowers and Trees
Another easy and inexpensive way to improve the look of your home is to plant some new flowers and/or trees. Adding some new color can make a big difference in brightening up your home's appearance and make it look more cheery to prospective buyers.

Enhance Your Walkway
You can boost your home's look by adding a brick- or stone-paved walkway to the front of your house. Dress it up even more by adding some solar-powered walkway lights. They'll make your home more inviting by adding more ambiance.

Replace Your Front Door
You may think it wouldn't make a difference, but changing the front door can change the entire look of your home. Replace that stale and plain-looking door with a nice wooden one with a decorative, beveled window.

Add Window Treatments
They say windows can be the soul of your house, so it's important to dress up your home by dressing up your windows. Add some decorative shutters to keep your home from looking plain and boring. Adorn them even further by adding some plant boxes. You'll be amazed at how much a simple thing can improve your home's appeal.

Home buying season is nearly here and it's time to get a competitive edge over other home sellers by sprucing up the look of your home. Luckily, adding to your home's curb appeal doesn't have to set you back financially. Adding some color and a few adornments will go far in helping you sell your home faster.

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