Perfect curb appeal without breaking the bank

Would you like to sell your home?

Are you looking for a way to make your house stand out without spending too much money?

Curb appeal is one of the most significant elements of a home when someone is trying to sell it because it is the buyer’s first impression. In some cases, it can actually make or break a sale. Research shows that homes with anesthetically pleasing curb appeal command higher prices and take less time to sell.

In our article, How to Amp Up Your Homes Curb Appeal for Less, we shared easy ways to really stand out by,

  • Cleaning up the Yard
  • Put toys away
  • Fix the address numbers
  • Fresh coat of paint on the door and mailbox
  • Planting flowers

Perfect Curb Appeal Without Breaking the Bank

If we are really looking to go the extra mile to ramp up that curb appeal, we have a few more ideas that might help.

Start With a Plan

Bring your realtor in and start discussing what you want to do to improve the curb appeal of your house. Next, determine how much you are willing to spend. According to Better Homes and Gardens,

        A common mistake many gardeners make is to dive into landscaping without having a plan -- which leads to plants that may not be a good fit for a particular site or landscaping features that don't work well in an overall scheme. How do you keep your landscape costs low and avoid that rookie mistake? Decide on a plan for your entire yard before you even pick up a trowel.”

Plant Drought-Tolerant Plants

Planting fresh flowers can really add a special touch a home’s landscaping. Planting flowers that are drought tolerant will add something more. Don’t be afraid to point this out to any potential home buyer because certain varieties won’t need that much water. Some drought tolerant flowers are:

  • Butterfly bush
  • Rosemary
  • Barberry
  • Lilacs

Invest in Mulch

Fresh mulch can be really eye catching, but it can also be expensive. Try asking around your neighborhood and find out if one of your neighbors is also interested in purchasing mulch and if they would be interested in going in on a bulk mulch purchase. Buying landscaping items like mulch, compost, sand, and gravel in bulk will save you money and add to your overall curb appeal.

The first impressions of your home do make an impact on potential buyers purchasing decisions. As many people start their home hunting on the Internet, sprucing up your home’s curb appeal is a wise investment. When you feel like the curb appeal of your home couldn’t look any better, have quality photos taken. If a picture is worth 1,000 words, then having a variety of high quality photos available online will multiply the chances of your potential buyers deciding to visit. As your realtor, the Jamey Kramer Group will be able to help you with this by posting the pictures on multi listings and on different social media sites to draw people into your home.

Do you have any other ideas to improve the curb appeal of your home without breaking the bank?