When selling your Zionsville, IN home, you cannot underestimate the power of curb appeal. A house with curb appeal looks loved and nurtured. It has healthy, beautiful landscaping, attention to color and a welcoming feel. When people see a house with curb appeal, they often think, “Wow, I could live there.” That reaction is exactly what you want when you are selling your Zionsville, IN home. Adding to your curb appeal doesn’t have to mean big bucks or a lot of time, here is a variety of budget-friendly ways to improve your home’s curb appeal without busting the bank.
Lose the junk. Get rid of anything that is an eyesore, including old vehicles, lawn furniture, swing sets, empty planters, unruly garden hoses, dead bushes – you get the idea. If it isn’t attractive or necessary to your lifestyle, give it away, sell it, recycle it or toss it.
Spruce it up. First impressions happen as people approach your house. With this in mind, get the walkway, steps, porch and front door in top shape. Pull weeds from the walkway and repair any cracks. Consider edging a plain concrete walkway with bricks or stones.
Focus on the door. Because every visitor sees your front door, make sure it looks great. Wash or, if necessary, refinish or paint it. If that doesn’t do the trick, consider replacing it with a new one.
Maintain the landscaping. If your trees and bushes are out of control, prune them or have them professionally trimmed. Plant shrubs for year-round garden greenery, and add seasonal flowers for accent color. If you don’t have room for gardens, consider filling pots and containers with colorful flowers. A container garden can add beauty to the entire front area of the house.
Wash the house. Sweep away dirt and cobwebs, working from the top down. Then use a garden hose or pressure washer to wash the walls on your Zionsville, IN home. If you don’t have a pressure washer, scrub dirty walls with a long-handled, soft-bristle brush and a soapy solution of detergent and water, and then rinse from the top down. And don’t forget the garage. If it isn’t in good shape, refinish or paint the garage door or replace it, if necessary.
It doesn’t take a large amount of money or time to update your home’s curb appeal. Use these tips and elevate your curb appeal just in time to sell your Zionsville, IN home this summer. Contact a Zionsville, IN real estate agent today to start the selling process!
Rodney & Amanda Heard
Heard Real Estate Team