Selling your home can be a tedious task from cleaning up each room, finding a realtor to making the home look more curb appealing to actually selling your home. Making a few touch-ups to the exterior of the home will not only add value to your property but can encourage potential buys to make a move before someone else snatches it up. Here are a few ways to make changes to the exterior of your home before placing it on the market.
That white picket fence surrounding your home can be charming and lead home buyers to make that move. It comes as a bonus to make home buyers as it increases protection if there are kids going to be living there, privacy, convenience, and curb appeal. If you purchase fencing of high-quality material, it can also increase the value of the home during an appraisal.
Landscape the Property
Adding beautiful flowers, shrubs, or plants to the yard makes the property more inviting. If you are not into landscaping or gardening, hire an expert landscaper who specializes in complex landscape designs. They can add a beautiful patio, walkway, add mulch, and flowers to the base of the house, increasing your home’s value. If your lawn is more on the brown or dead side, landscapers can assist by fertilizing the grass, pulling weeds, and seeding the lawn to make it greener and curb appealing. Home values after landscaping projects have been worth a 5.5%-12.7% increase in the values of the homes due to a beautiful yard.
Fireplace or Fire Pit
Enjoying some beverages around the campfire, roasting marshmallows, or just enjoying a crisp cool night around the fire pit with friends and family will a lot of happiness to those joining you. This is true with individuals looking to purchase a home, looking for space that will allow them to entertain, spending time with family and friends. Fire pits can either be purchase from a home improvement store such as a fire ring, you can also purchase stone or brick and create your own masterpiece. If you are not into making a fire pit or don’t have the time, hiring a masonry specialist to create the showcase.
Install a Deck
Decks serve many functions to include adding living space, functionality, peace and quiet, and a place to unite with friends and family. Adding some outdoor furniture to your deck and planters will bring friends and family together as well as add some value to the home. Adding a deck can also help lead you in and out of your home if you have a raised home.
Selling your home can be monotonous and to ease the process, adding these features to your home prior to contacting the realtor will help you not only increase the value of your home, but also make your home more curb appeal, and bring a quick home sale.
Meghan Belnap is a freelance writer who enjoys spending time with her family. She loves being in the outdoors and exploring new opportunities whenever they arise. Meghan finds happiness in researching new topics that help to expand her horizons. You can often find her buried in a good book or out looking for an adventure. You can connect with her on Facebook right here and Twitter right here.