If you’re selling a home in Aspen, your REALTOR(R) might suggest that you hold an open house – and if you do so, here’s how you can boost its curb appeal.
How to Boost Curb Appeal When You Have an Open House
Buyers start forming an impression of your home before they even walk in. In fact, that first impression starts as soon as they pull up at the curb – and that’s why it’s so important to make sure your curb appeal is on-point.
Here are three things you can do:
- Power wash your sidewalks and driveway
- Clean up the yard
- Refresh your home’s exterior
Here’s a closer look at each.
#1. Power wash your sidewalks and driveway
Rent a power washer or hire a professional to make sure your sidewalks and driveway are as clean as they’re going to get. You might be surprised at how big a difference it makes!
While you’re at it, clean your home’s exterior (not with the power washer, though – that can cause serious damage to siding, facades and other materials).
#2. Clean up the yard
Cut the grass, edge around walkways and weed the flower beds. If you have patchy spots in your lawn, fill them in well in advance of listing your home for sale. Buyers want to see a neat yard that appears easy to maintain, and the best way to show them that is to clean it up. Put bicycles and kids’ toys away, tuck away the sprinkler and pick up what your dog leaves behind, too.
#3. Refresh your home’s exterior
Take a good, hard, objective look at your home’s exterior. If you were seeing it for the first time, what would you notice? Do you need a fresh coat of paint, new house numbers or updated light fixtures? How’s your mailbox holding up?
Talk to your real estate agent if you’re not sure what you should do to boost curb appeal, too. He or she will have plenty of suggestions for you.
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