According to Money Magazine and 2000 real estate agents surveyed by homegain.com, enhancing your curbside appeal shows the biggest ROI when selling your home.
Once you have selected your agent the top 3 ROI’s are:
1. Lighten and brighten your home, wash windows – with a whopping ROI of 769%
Have your windows cleaned or do it yourself. But never put your home on the market without sparkling clean windows, both inside and out.
2. General Cleaning and decluttering – 594% ROI
Pressure cleaning the outside of your home can brighten your homes exterior paint and brickwork without the cost of repainting and cleaning. And removing green moss and dirt from your driveway and paths has a significant impact on your curbside appeal, remember your driveway can easily take 1/3 of your front yard so it is important to have it looking its best.
3. Landscape/Trim Front and back yard – 266% ROI
Keep your lawns carefully mowed and edged, prune trees and shrubs back, weed your garden and maybe spread some fresh mulch around. You want your home to look well maintained and seem like little to no work needs to be done for the potential buyer.
You never get a chance to make a first impression again. That is the idea behind curb appeal.
When a potential buyer comes to view your home, they are imagining themselves living there.
The trick is to make your house look as good as possible for as little as possible and to make the experience of pulling up to your home for your prospective buyer as pleasant as possible.
Fortunately, even a small budget can go a long way to improving how your home looks.
Some of the work can be done yourself, or you can find great value in hiring a local contractor like Winpro services to take care of it for you.
Get in touch with us today to see how we can help.