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Tips to Improve Curb Appeal for the Real Estate Market

If you are thinking of selling your home in the near future, chances are you’ll do some repairs indoors, probably add a fresh coat of paint, and maybe even have the house staged to look its very best.  Many homeowners focus solely on the interior of their home, and give barely a second thought to the home’s exterior.  This can be a costly mistake, since the curb appeal of the home is the first impression a potential buyer gets of your house.  It’s what sets the tone and makes them imagine their own family living at that address.

There are lots of great ways to improve your home’s curb appeal – and its value – with just a few easy steps:

Update Your Front Walkway and Driveway

Take a look at your yard and see if your walkway and driveway are showing signs of wear and tear.  Cracks or stains will do nothing to help you sell your home.  Consider having some new stonework installed to add texture and colour to your home’s exterior, and bring new life to your yard.

Add Flowers and Plants

Nothing makes a home seem more inviting than carefully tended flower beds.  Adding flowers and greenery can go a long way towards improving the overall appeal of your yard.  Introducing a few well-placed urns on the porch or entryway is another way to bring out the best in your home and add vibrancy to your space.

Have Your Yard Professionally Maintained

A one-time professional maintenance appointment is a great investment in your property sale.  Ensuring that the grass is cut, the edges are trimmed, debris is removed and trees are pruned is an affordable way to display your home in immaculate condition.  Adding sod as needed to replace dead grass, or creating focal areas in your yard are also good solutions that make buyers take notice.

First Impressions Count

Get top dollar for your home by improving curb appeal.  Sprucing up the exterior of your home is a smart way to use your staging dollars, and can bring buyers right to your door.  Make your house stand out from the rest by hiring a professional to get your yard in tip-top shape.  Call the experts at Okanagan Yard Works for a consultation to see what we can do to help you sell your home.