Finding what it takes to entice a buyer inside may be as simple as a small purchase or as complex as a major renovation. Ask a local real estate agent or an interior designer for more ideas like these that may help cast your seller's spell:
Accenting a focal point of your home's front can range from a touch of color to a complete remodel. Keep in mind that any changes should augment rather than dominate the scene.
- Display a potted plant
- Add or upgrade light fixtures for a touch of elegance
- Upgrade hardware with a door handle or knocker for a style accent
- Paint trim, molding or door to freshen any residence
- Try a new look by upgrading trim and door
- Add railing or archway
- Consider a stone veneer to convey a sturdy, powerful presence
Be wary of planting flowers around base or running plants up the post or pole since it might attract bees.
- Accent with paint
- Replace house numbers
- Replace box
Keep in mind that some believe the journey matters more than the destintion.
- Pressure wash
- Fix cracks and chips
- Add accents with a border of brick, stone or pebbles
An ill-kept yard can turn away suitors quickly. Don't force them to use their imagination. Let a landscape designer help create a welcoming view.
- Mow and weed
- Plant a garden
- Create walkways
- Add or remove plants or trees with attention to where it directs the eye
- Add arbors and fence panels
If a potential buyer sees more potential than you do in your house, they may ask for a discount for the fixes they forsee.
- Pressure wash siding
- Paint trim
- Add shutters or accent trim
- Insert window boxes
- Replace gutters and downspouts
- Replace roof
Don't overlook how your home looks at night. Do the lights you burn in the evenings cast a favorable glow or a harsh view of your residence? You never know when a potential buyer may drive past. Give them a reason to stop.