Maximizing Curb Appeal Before Selling a Home







MAKE YOUR HOME STAND OUT

You want your home to look its best when you are selling it. Although most of your renovations and repairs will focus on interior spaces, you don’t want to forget about spicing up the exterior appearance of your house and yard. First impressions can be make or break when selling a home, so here are some of Richr’s options for maximizing curb appeal before selling a home.

Strategically Placed Plants can soften the look of a home

Plantings and flowers  can add pops of color on the outside of your home to make it feel welcoming. They also do a great job of softening homes that are more industrial in design. You can select colors that go well with the architecture colors of your home and other exterior buildings, such as sheds and separate garages.

Due to Florida’s heat and humidity, you want to select native, drought-tolerant flowers and plantings that will last throughout the year. These plants can do quite well in the Florida climate:

  • Golden Aster
  • Spiderwort
  • Beach Sunflower
  • Trumpet Honeysuckle
  • Fire Brush

Large planters, urns and window boxes can make a big impression in small yards. Also, work on borders and path edgings as you want landscape plants to be neatly trimmed.

New exterior paint can freshen up an older home

Exterior paint can do wonders to old homes to make them look beautiful again. In 2017, the color “griege” (which is a mixture of brown and gray) was attributed to bringing in more money for the home’s sales price. You can also select neutral or natural colors. Most homes can’t go wrong with an off-white, and this looks particularly good with dark window frames.

If you are changing the look of your front door, dark front colors typically attract buyers when placed on light-colored homes. Colors may range from charcoal gray to navy blue. 

Keep in mind that if your house has been previously painted several times, you’ll want to strip off those layers first before adding new coats. Due to Florida’s high heat and humidity, placing on a single coat of paint on top of older coats will just cause the top coat to flake away.

Change the Color of Your Roof  to modernize your home’s appearance

Many Florida homes have traditional brown clay tiles. If you want to modernize your exterior, consider having a professional company spray paint your roof. Gray continues to be a popular hue throughout Florida, with more and more homes switching out creams and browns for whites and grays. Typically, if you have light color on stucco or siding, you should select a darker color for the roof, while a light color on your roof can brighten up dark hues on siding.

Keep in mind that if your house has been previously painted several times, you’ll want to strip off those layers first before adding new coats. Due to Florida’s high heat and humidity, placing on a single coat of paint on top of older coats will just cause the top coat to flake away.

Great Curb Appeal Can Attract More Buyers

Maximizing curb appeal before selling a home can increase the property’s value. From upgrading windows and siding to just switching out the hardware on the door, you can make more money on the final sale’s price by performing these simple upgrades.

Once your home is ready, turn to Richr for the home-selling tools and services you can use for FREE, so you can confidently sell your home on your own.