How to Improve Curb Appeal When Selling a Home

How to Improve Curb Appeal When Selling a Home

If you are planning to sell your home, you should improve the curb appeal. It’s proven to be one of the most effective ways to increase its resale value.

Curb appeal refers to the attractiveness of the exterior of your home. Just think of curb appeal as the first impression of your home. A first impression sets the tone and mood for everything there after, so beast up the curb appeal of your home. Curb appeal is determined by a number of factors such as your home’s landscaping, surroundings, and exterior finishes. 

Many real estate agents take curb appeal into consideration. Therefore, a good first impression may lead to better bidding prices from prospective buyers.

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Here are the 3 main ways you can improve the curb appeal of your home:

1. Driveway and Pathway

Make sure that there are no cracks or weeds growing on your driveway and pathways. If this is the case you have two options: getting the area repaved or replace the paving with interlocking stones or tiles.

Replacing the paving with interlocking stones or tiles improves the presence of your home as it gives more of a statement aesthetic. If you’re looking for a cost effective strategy, just add interlocking on the sides of your driveway and leave the pavement in the middle.

2. Exterior Finishes

One of the most noticeable exterior features of any home are doors, windows, and garage. Make sure you maintain these by keeping it clean and applying a fresh coat of paint.  For your windows, you should have window coverings that compliment the exterior of your home. One of the most versatile option is California shutters as they suit the look of most homes.

You can also add exterior potlights to give your home a better presence during the evening. If you’re looking to do this, you should analyze which pot light color (white or yellow) suits the exterior of your home. You can always check out similar home with exterior spotlights to get a feel of what it would look like for your home.

3. Lawn and Garden

Keep your lawn green and weedless! This speaks to how well your home has been maintained. Keeping your grass green and taking out the weeds is enough to maintain your home’s groomed look. You can also add trees and gardens to make your home’s front lawn stand out more. 

About The Pillar Real Estate Group

A home is not a home because of its room dimensions or the color of the walls. It is about how you feel when you walk through the front door. And the way you can instantly envision your life unfolding there.

This is about more than real estate. It is about your life, your family, and your dreams.

At The Pillar Real Estate Group, we take a different approach to real estate, one that is built on personal touches, win-win deals and positive results.

We can help you find the right property, whether it is a Condo, Detached, Semi-Detached or Townhouse. We specialize in Toronto Real Estate with a focus on Houses and Condos For Sale North York.

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