24 Apr Getting Ready to Sell? Increase Curb Appeal in 6 Easy Steps!
If you’re planning on listing your home this spring, get prepared for the crucial (and fun) job of luring home shoppers. In the Denver/Boulder homes for sale market, properties that look loved and well-maintained get more attention — and first impressions matter.
- Pressure-wash the siding
A home and its porch, decks, steps and walks shine bright after you’ve sluiced away winter grit, dead bugs and cobwebs. Choose a washer setting powerful enough to blast mold and sludge but not so strong it lifts paint or splinters wood.
- Primp the porch
Did you realize that your home’s entry is a test? Clean up your porch by removing household clutter and adding a pot of flowers or greenery.
- Clean exterior windows
This job is easier than you’d think. Use an exterior window cleaning product that attaches to a hose and shoot the solution on exterior glass followed by a spray of clean water. Let the glass dry or squeegee it.
- Repaint the front door
Your home’s focal point is the front door. Repainting makes it sing. A semi-gloss finish lets you wipe off smudges. Avoid high-gloss paint, which reveals imperfections. Consult your paint store or department for color advice and samples.
- Update house numbers
New numbers are eye-catching. Go big and bold, at least 5 inches tall and decide where to place them by standing at the street and imagining you’re searching for your house.
- Clean or replace porch lights
New porch lights run as little as $30 each, consider a contemporary finish such as black, brushed nickel or oiled brass. On a strict budget? Use restoring wipes like those made by Rust-Oleum or Rejuvenate to renew oxidized, faded or dirty metal, resin and hard surfaces.