If you're putting your house on the market, you'll need to make sure the outside of the house looks just as good as the inside. If your home looks off-putting on the outside, someone may not even want to see the inside. This could make selling your house a little more difficult. Read below for a few upgrades to make to the exterior of your home.
Clean Your Siding
The siding on your home can build up with dirt, mold, and mildew over time. This buildup can make your siding look unsightly. A pressure washer and a soft scrub brush can help remove any buildup and clean up your siding. You'll need a ladder to get up to the top of the siding. Spray from the top down and spray the gutters as well to make them look new again.
While you have the pressure washer out, use it to spray other areas of your home such as a concrete patio/porch, sidewalk, or brick around your home.
Clean up brush around the exterior of your house. Remove dead leaves and other dead brush in landscape beds or piled up next to the house. Clip back bushes, trees, and plants that are overgrown. Any tree limbs or other landscaping that is blocking the view of your home should be removed. You want the focus to be your house, not the brush or tree limbs that are in the way.
Add A New Mailbox
Replace your old mailbox that may be faded, cracked, or just plain ugly. Install a new mailbox and get rid of the old one. Adding a new mailbox is simple to do. You can find kits for a more grandiose mailbox than a simple post mailbox that won't cost you too much money.
Paint Your Front Door
Give your front door a new splash of paint. Give it a bold color such as red or yellow, or paint it a neutral but still eye-catching color such as black or bright white. Giving it a new coat of paint can help give your home more curb appeal. If you have a screen door, give it a good wipe down and keep it sparkling clean. If your door knob is in bad shape, such as scratched up or even broken, add a new door knob and lock.
These outdoor upgrades can help catch the eye of a potential buyer, which in turn could help sell your home. Be sure to spend time on the exterior of your home, in addition to the inside, when you are selling your house. For more information, contact a local real estate agent.