We all know it: the better your place looks, the easier it is to sell.
But many people don’t realize that upgrades don’t have to be major renovations. Here are some low-cost ideas that will give you a solid return on investment.
Love the Exterior for a Good First Impression
First impressions are important so give the outside of your house the most love. Choose exciting colors like grey/mauve, terracotta, or sage. Paint everything that needs it: wood trim, railings, the mailbox, light fixtures, etc. Be sure to have some black or white in there for contrast. If it can’t be painted, replace it.
Do some basic landscaping
Take out or trim everything that is overgrown. Be ruthless. Cedars are great when they are green and small but get rid of them if they are yellow and too tall. Keep the look short, so you can see the entrance. Weed the grass and add more seed. Clean debris and weeds from the garden and add more dark earth and mulch. Make a nice clean line between the grass and garden. Consider investing in a couple of contrasting bushes and some bright annuals to light up the front.