by Brian Burke
on Friday, February 17th, 2012 at 2:39pm.
When it comes time to show your Denver-area home to potential buyers, maximizing your property’s appeal starts with its outward appearance. It’s always important to make a good first impression, and selling your home is no exception. Here are some tips to help you improve your home’s curb appeal:
Identify Problems First, take an in-depth look at your home’s exterior and landscaping, remaining as objective as possible. Start from the street, where potential buyers will get their very first glimpse of the property. Is the yard well manicured and presentable? Does the home’s exterior look polished and attractive? Then, move closer. Are the windows clean? Is there any mold or discoloration on the outside of the house? Identify what needs to be cleaned, polished, or fixed.
Essential Details Different properties will have specific needs, but some curb appeal projects are applicable for almost all homes. In addition to the problems you’ve identified, be sure to:
–Clean windows, inside and out –Clean gutters –Get rid of any clutter in the yard, such as toys or garden tools –Mow the lawn and rake any leaves –Trim obtrusive trees and bushes
Final Touches Once you’ve taken care of any glaring problems affecting your home’s curb appeal, brainstorm some ways to make the home even more desirable. If it fits in your budget, a fresh coat of paint can be a great investment. Replace old hardware like doorknobs and light fixtures if you think it will improve your home’s appearance. Ornamentation like wreaths or flowers can be nice, but keep them understated and tasteful.
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