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Tips for Increasing Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Tips for Increasing Your Home’s Curb Appeal

18 August 2020
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When selling a home, we know you’re looking to get the best price. While the realtors at the Jana Caudill Team can help negotiate a higher price for your property, it can be hard to push for a price you like if your home doesn’t have a high level of curb appeal. In fact, according to a study published in the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, homes with higher curb appeal typically sell for 7% more than homes of similar value with poor curb appeal. 

If you’re looking to sell your home for more, check out these tips for improving curb appeal!

Update the Landscaping

Just like fashion, landscaping trends are always changing. Gone are the days of lava rock and garden gnomes, here are the days of vertical gardening and unique outdoor furniture. Keeping your yard’s landscaping updated with current trends, such as pollinator gardens and edible gardens, will help drastically improve the value of your home.

Adding a Pop of Color

Colorful front doors are all the rage. Changing up the color of your door is a great way to draw attention and bring value to your home. Instead of traditional colors like white or muted red, go with an eye-catching color that matches your home’s exterior. Some of the most popular colors we see at the moment are light blue, yellow, and green. The great thing about these colors is that, while they are unique enough to catch attention, they are neutral enough to mesh with most exteriors. Plus, colorful doors are a great focal point for when our professional photographers capture the beauty of your home for buyers to see on our site.

Upgrade Your Mailbox

Your mailbox may be dragging down the value of your home. If you painted your mailbox a fun color during a creative overhaul of your home or have a unique shaped box (think those fish mailboxes!), you could be doing more damage to your home’s value than you think. While it’s fun to show your individuality while you’re in your home, replacing your mailbox before listing your home is a great way to attract more buyers.

Add a New Porch Light

When was the last time you thought about your porch light? It might be a small detail that gets overlooked in day-to-day life, but a buyer is looking at all the finer parts of your home. Upgrading your porch light to a clean, stylish model will help catch the attention of buyers and raise the value of your home at the same time.

Decorate for the Season

Utilize upcoming holidays when you’re looking to sell your home. Add autumnal pumpkins and faux foliage to your front porch for the fall season or decorate with a fun, pastel-colored wreath in the springtime. Adding some seasonal flare helps buyers envision what their own decore will look like on their new home.

Don’t forget to incorporate the porch furniture! Adding seasonal cushions or covers is a great way to bring even more seasonal fun to your front porch. 

Ready to Sell? Partner with the Jana Caudill Team!

Have you made the upgrades necessary to increase the value of your home? When you’re ready to get your home on the market, contact the Jana Caudill Team! We serve the Northwest Indian area with honest, unmatched representation. We have significant online exposure, complete with a massive presence on social media, and the professional skills needed to stage, photograph, and get your home seen by the right buyers. We look forward to starting a partnership with you soon!

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