If you’re selling a home in Grand Junction or the surrounding communities, you may already know about the importance of curb appeal. The first impression your home makes on potential buyers is a lasting one — and the way your home looks from the outside can even affect the number of showings you get.
The majority of homebuyers drive by homes they find online before they request a showing, so it makes sense to improve your curb appeal before you even put your home on the market.
Curb Appeal Tip #1: Clean and Maintain Your Yard
Keep the lawn mowed and edged, bushes trimmed and flowerbeds weeded. The neater your yard looks, the more inviting it will be. A fresh layer of mulch can do wonders; there should be no bare dirt visible.
Curb Appeal Tip #2: Squeaky-Clean Windows and a Fresh Front Door
You might be surprised at how much impact cleaning your windows can have. Don’t forget the screens!
In many cases, a fresh coat of paint on your existing door makes a huge difference in the way people see your home. You should also make sure your storm or screen door is in good condition.
Curb Appeal Tip #3: Make Minor Repairs
Curb appeal extends to the moment when a prospective buyer steps into your home. That means you can’t neglect to make minor repairs that may not be evident from the road. Consider making the following repairs as needed:
- Patch pitted or cracked concrete
- Touch up paint on siding and trim
- Fix or replace wobbly or broken porch railings
- Ensure the porch light works (and that it’s free from cobwebs and dead insects)
Are You Selling Your Home in Grand Junction?
If you’re selling your home in Grand Junction, Fruita or any of the surrounding communities, we can help.
We’d love to give you a free comparative market analysis so you know exactly how much your home is worth. You can also learn about this week’s local market conditions, find out how we’ll market your home and learn more about the selling process.
Call us at 970-765-4135 or get in touch with us online. We’ll be in touch as soon as possible.