Table of Contents Hide
The first impression matters when selling your house, and it often starts from the moment a potential buyer pulls up in front. At the same time, you want to make sure that your efforts to create strong curb appeal don’t require constant upkeep to stay stellar. Here are a few of the ways you can make the first impression a great one, all while adding low-maintenance features that will appeal to practical buyers.
Tips To Amplify Your Curb Appeal
Paint And Trim To Look Tidy And Clean Easy
Choosing to repaint your house when it hasn’t been looking so nice can completely change the impression that passersby get. Talk to a painter who can help you evaluate what kind of paint will look best considering your house’s current siding situation. In general, light-colored neutrals are popular for the house itself, with a slightly darker choice for the trim, but you might also want to talk to a top real estate agent in your area to get final insights before choosing to paint. Make sure you pick a paint that is durable and easy to clean with soap and water.
Smart Irrigation Helps Keep Lawns Lush Automatically
Having a great-looking, lush lawn really helps your potential buyers to see themselves living there. It also subtly conveys that you take pride in the appearance of your property. You don’t have to constantly water it, though; you can choose to install a smart irrigation system that keeps your grass healthy without wasting water. It senses soil moisture and only turns on when rain isn’t plentiful enough to keep the grass happy.
Native Plants And Reduced Lawn Space Make Life Easier
If you have an opportunity to install river rock beds, a patio, or any other aspect of a yard that fits in with local trends but also cuts down on the grass, it is usually good for curb appeal. You can draw the eye to the spaces you’ve created without having to constantly maintain grass, which isn’t happy or native to every climate. Another option is to focus your landscaping on plants that are native to your area; this choice means that they are less likely to need to be watered or highly monitored since they are adapted to the climate already.
Spruce Up Your Entryway With Inexpensive, Beautiful Additions
Don’t forget that potential homebuyers spend a few moments standing on your front stoop before you answer the door. You’ll get a more good impression for your dollar with additions like a nice ornamental wreath, a pretty new welcome mat, and shiny new house numbers since these additions make the home seem up-to-date and cared for even when you’re focusing on the most-viewed spots rather than changing and updating everything.
With just a few of these touches, you can make your home more low-maintenance for yourself and more beautiful for the potential buyers who are coming to visit. Since you’ll likely be buying another home at the same time you’re selling your current house, you’d want these features in a future home too! When they learn about the steps you’ve taken to make maintaining the home’s appearance easy, that will be just one more selling point for your house.