Curb Appeal: 5 Ways to Improve It

By: Love That Door | 02/13/2018

Curb appeal is that all-important first impression that your home makes when viewed by a potential buyer for the first time.  If you can “wow” them as they pull in the drive, you have a better chance of getting an offer. 
 
Curb appeal extends to online home shoppers, as well.  Sixty-three percent will decide to visit a home in person if the online photos impressed them.  So it’s vital to make that first impression a positive one.
 
To help you dress up your property’s outside, here are five tips that will improve your curb appeal.
 
Take a Look Around
 
Walk around the outside of your home with a critical eye and look for things that need attention.  Sometimes, homeowners can be miss defects that right under their noses because they have lived with them for years.  So it’s a good idea to have your realtor walk around with you.
 
Make a Splash with Color
 
Flowers and colorful plants are a great way to add interest and warmth to your home’s exterior.  Add color to your window boxes, landscaping and front porch.  While you’re at it, make sure your planters and pots are in good shape.
 
Update
 
Paint is an inexpensive way to add color and clean up the outside.  Some of the areas that can typically use a fresh coat of paint include the trim, front door and your shutters.  You can also update your look by adding new light fixtures, house numbers or a new welcome mat.
 
Check Your Roof
 
While you might not look up at your roof very often, homebuyers do.  If you have shingles missing, or your roof is dingy or streaky, it could scare away buyers.  A clean roof improves your curb appeal.
 
Get More Curb Appeal by Updating Your Entryway
 
Everyone has a front door.  But if yours is memorable and stands out your curb appeal goes up…way up!  Nothing stands out more than a wrought iron door!  It suggests a level of luxury and refinement.  Wrought iron doors also give a hint to homebuyers that what is inside is as impressive as what is outside.
 
Do you want to learn more about why wrought iron doors are the smart choice for improving your curb appeal?  Call us at 214-703-6222. 
 
You can also visit our showrooms in Frisco or Grapevine.