Spring is almost here in Ohio, which means the busiest selling season is about to begin! So many sellers are getting ready to list soon, and now is the time to stage your home to perfection. Need to up your curb appeal before your property hits the market? Here are six quick (and inexpensive) tips to help you out.
Add New Paint
A fresh coat of paint can do wonders to a worn out door or dated siding…and you won’t need to enlist the help of a professional. You can never go wrong with neutral tones, but sometimes a pop of color can look nice, too. Light blue, green, and gray are just a few popular exterior shades for 2020.
Repair Cracked Walkways and Driveways
Let’s face it—nobody likes looking at a cracked walkway or driveway. Although these are usually just cosmetic flaws, they’ll continue to get worse if you don’t repair them. If you’re trying to decide between just filling the cracks or total replacement, be sure to consult with a concrete specialist!
Take Care of Your Lawn
As our lawns begin to turn green again, you may spot some underlying brown patches or weeds. Now is the time to take action before buyers notice them, too! Head to your local hardware store and pick up some fertilizer, weed killer, and grass seed—your yard will thank you later.
Spruce Up Your Landscaping
A little landscaping can make a great first impression on buyers…unless it’s overgrown or dead. Spend an afternoon trimming back your bushes, eliminating weeds, and adding new, low-maintenance plants. If you want to add a splash of color, consider incorporating black-eyed Susans, bee balm, or blue vervain.
Take a Look at Your Garage Door
It’s easy to ignore damage or grime on your garage door…but buyers will notice the problems right away. Try using a mild soap and a towel to scrub away any dirt. If that’s not enough, adding one coat of acrylic latex exterior house paint can breathe new life into your garage door.
Don’t Neglect Your Porch!
Believe it or not, you can actually stage the exterior of your home, too. If you have a porch, try setting out a new welcome mat, a potted plant, or a pair of Adirondack chairs. Don’t have much space? Update your light fixtures and add a wreath to your door for a little character.
Ready to Up Your Curb Appeal?
If you need some more staging tips before you list your home, the Yoder-Barnhart Team has you covered. We’re here to help you enhance your curb appeal, market your home, and sell it to just the right buyer. Have questions? We’re only a phone call, email, or text away.