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Selling Your House? Simple Ways To Boost The Curb Appeal And Get Faster Sale

If you are listing your home for sale, you want to make sure that your home grabs the attention of prospective buyers. Boosting the curb appeal is a sure-fire way to make your house more appealing to those house hunters. Here are some suggestions that will boost your curb appeal and make your home pop.

The New Housing Market

There has been a definite shift in the housing market. Due to an unsteady economy, it has become a buyer’s market, which means that homeowners who are selling need to extend their efforts to sell their homes more quickly, and to get top dollar.

Gone are the days when offers start flooding in soon after putting a house up on the market, multiple offers would be received, and the sellers would get asking price, or even more than what they would list the house at. You can still make sure you get a good deal for your home, however:

Improve the Facade

If the siding is dirty, has peeling paint and is lackluster, chances are buyers aren’t going to be very impressed. To make a great first impression, updating the siding is a must.

Call a professional siding contractor to either make necessary repairs, or to replace the siding. The money you invest in this update will improve your chances of selling and get you a better price.

Update the Landscaping

Landscaping does a lot for curb appeal. If your flowerbeds are filled with weeds and dead shrubs, you’re definitely going to want to put your gardening gloves on.

Pull those weeds and remove those dead shrubs and replace them with brightly colored annuals and fresh, well-manicured shrubs. Don’t forget to add a layer of mulch to give those flowerbeds a finished look.

Other ways to enhance your landscaping include pruning trees to give them definition, fertilizing the lawn to green it up, and always making sure the grass is mowed.

Light it Up

Replace outdated and lackluster exterior lighting. A new light hung above the door, or new fixtures hung on either side of the door are simple changes that can dramatically improve your home’s exterior. Placing lights along the walkway will also add more interest to your yard. You should also take the time to check all light bulbs and replace any that aren’t working.

Clean the Windows

Something as simple as cleaning the windows will do wonders for the curb appeal. Windows that are dirty and smudged are an instant turn off, and will give potential buyers the impression that the home hasn’t been taken care of.

As soon as you put a ‘for sale’ sign on your home, clean your windows, and make sure they stay that way until the house is sold. To learn more, or if you have other questions, contact a company such as Griffitts Construction Inc. with your questions and concerns.

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