Tips to fix up your street view

It's not only the inside that counts. As a seller, you want potential buyers to not just fall in love with the inside of your house but to instantly fall in love with the outside of your house, too. First impressions are so important when potential buyers are looking at your home. Here are some fixes you can make to enhance the curb appeal of your home.

1. Look from the top

Consider a new roof. Most new homeowners want to spend their money on furniture or kitchen appliances- not a new roof. Despite the investment, a new roof adds great curbside appeal, and the best part is you can often transfer the roof's warranty to the new homeowner.

2. Little touch ups go a long way

Painting old shutters, front porches, window boxes, doors and decks is really a no-brainer. To ensure your efforts aren't in vain, prep the area properly and use the right paint products. Talk to an expert at your local paint store and transform a weary-looking exterior on an affordable budget. While you're at it, look into having any broken glass replaced in windows, as well.

3. Replace, repair, and shine

Hauling out the brass polish and using some elbow grease to brighten up your home's exterior numbers, door handles and kickplates can create a big impact. Look at different parts of your home like the house number, mailbox, front door mat, and planters. Replacing or repairing these things outside of your home could enhance the street view of your house and help to create a more inviting feel for visitors.

4. Maximize the space you have

If you're lucky enough to have a front porch, transform it into an outdoor room. A few comfortable chairs, cushions, an outdoor rug and a side table instantly add square footage to your home. As a finishing touch, hang some drapes or blinds to create privacy.

5. Guarantee your R.O.I.

New doors and hardware may be a big plus for buyers looking at the top of their budgets. The same goes with replacing old windows. Potential homebuyers will appreciate that they don't have to do the work themselves, and it could be the deal maker on the sale of your home.

Enhancing your curb appeal creates a great ambience when you're approaching a house. Seeing a shiny, clean, and organized exterior shows that you take care of your home and makes the potential buyer feel more comfortable in their decision to purchase.

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