Whether it’s family, friends or even prospective homebuyers, making a great first impression is what the pros like to call curb appeal. It's the first thing people see and it leaves a lasting impression; good or bad. Here are 3 expert tips to ensure you get it right.
So your’re not an expert gardener. Not a problem. A well maintained and mowed lawn goes a long way in making your house stand out. Clean garden beds with flowers make the home bright and are inexpensive and easy to upkeep. Container gardens can also add colorful curb appeal quickly and affordably. You just need ready-made containers from garden centers and fill them with flowers and plants. When choosing the foliage, leave it to the experts to select native species to ensure they survive the Colorado climate. Finally, make sure walkways are clean and clear of debris.
Curb appeal isn’t just about the yard. Whether you have stucco, siding or brick, they should all be clean and in good condition. With the sunny days and brutal winters in Colorado, you will most likely need to repaint every 6-10 years. When it comes to the color, everyone has a different personal preference. If you are going to sell, light tones, neutrals, and grays are the best options to make sure you home appeals to most prospective buyers.
The last tip toward mastering curb appeal is making sure the entryway into the home feels warm and welcoming. A pro tip is to flank the doorway. Choose items such as planted pots to help make the door a focal point and can add color, depth and life. These entryway items can easily be switched out with the different seasons to maintain curb appeal year round. Updating hardware, house numbers and light fixtures can all help refresh the entryway.
COListings agents know curb appeal is important whether you’re buying selling or refreshing. If you are getting ready to sell and need additional expert tips, please contact us today.