At Xtreme Trophy Properties, our goal is always to sell your house as fast as possible. There can be a rush to get your home photographed and uploaded on to the MLS. But what if you could sell your house for more money and appeal to the right buyer sooner? Insert: curb appeal.
BiggerPockets.com says “A good rule of thumb is this: If you’re spending one dollar on that specific renovation item, you want to get three dollars back. In other words, let’s say it’s going to cost you $10,000 to paint your house. Without painting it, you can sell it for $200,000; by painting it, you can sell it for $230,000. This means it’s a good investment on your money to paint.”
Here are some ways to improve your house’s curb appeal.
- Change the Color of the House- You can literally paint anything! One of the easiest ways to add value to a house is painting. You can paint the exterior, trim, doors, interiors, cabinets and more. Vinyl paneling is also be a great weather safe alternative to paint that we reccomend. Several color options are available. The best way to choose a color is to make sure it does NOT stand out from other homes on the street. What that means is no crazy colors (pink, yellow, green,) unless that is what other homes on the street look like. If the house exterior paint looks like it could be refreshed this could be a game-changing rehab or renovation to sell your property. Neutral colors like Grey, White, or mid tone Blue, or Mocha are usually good choices. Check out the contrasting black and white color on this home built by RCH Custom Homes in Hawley. Contrasting colors can really modernize a house.
2. Change the landscaping – If you can wow your potential buyer on the outside, showing them the inside will be much easier. This means no overgrown lawns, cheap flowers, or piles of leaves. It’s one of the most affordable upgrades you can do to your house. You can hire a landscaper or, you can make some upgrades with a little sweat and a full afternoon. You can turn a boring front lawn into a beautiful work of art.
3.Clean it up!- Pressure wash your driveway. Sometimes it’s hard to realize how much dirt and rock can accumulate. Giving it a nice wash can help improve your house’s outward appearance.
Often times potential buyers only drive by a house to see if they want to schedule a showing. This is why curb appeal is so important! At Xtreme Trophy Properties we will always make suggestions to help you get the most money for your home. We can help you make renovations through our residential construction and interior businesses, RCH Custom Homes and RCH Home & Design. Contact us today to get you started.