One important factor to get potential buyers interested in your property involves getting the outside looking as spectacular as you can to draw them into your property. In order to get those buyers lining up for showings while not breaking the bank, let’s dive into how to amp up the curb appeal of your Riverside home on a budget.
Make It Shine
Just like preparing the interior of your home for sale, everything starts with a thorough deep cleaning session.
A power washer may become your best friend in order to make your home’s exterior siding, gutters, and even roof reach a new level of sparkling perfection. Be sure to use a well-reviewed house wash and follow the directions carefully to ensure the best possible results.
Finishing the power washing off by using a surface cleaning attachment on the driveway and walkways will pull everything together nicely.
To go that extra mile, wipe down the exterior of any windows with a quality glass cleaner to prevent spots and streaks.
With the major structural elements spick and span, it’s time to turn your attention to your landscaping.
An easy way to fix up landscaping fast is to spend an afternoon mowing the lawn and revitalizing planters. The best way to get those planters looking good as new is to rake out and remove all mulch or rock and replace them with new equivalents.
An important detail to make sure you do not overlook when accomplishing this task is to keep any drainage areas clear. It can be easy to get caught up in making everything look pretty and forget this important function of some landscaping pieces, but they can really go a long way when contributing to your home’s curb appeal.
Focus on Atmosphere
Getting your home’s exterior looking amazing is more than just keeping it all clean. You want your home to look both clean and inviting while providing the buyer the opportunity to imagine what they would do with the space.
A great way to accomplish this is by updating exterior lighting and focus on installing or updating some simple, solar-powered landscape lighting. A little additional bit of lighting can go a long way while costing you very little.
If you’re willing to commit a bit more funding, a couple pieces of inexpensive outdoor furniture or potted plants can help fill out a porch that would otherwise feel a bit vacant.
Mind the Details
Turning your eye to some of the more minute update options can add an extra layer of polish.
Repainting your front door, installing a new doorknob, and laying down a new welcome mat – that’s all you need to do to reframe the entryway for very little cost.
Cleaning off your mailbox and cleaning or installing new house numbers are also great ways to show that important attention to detail.
Keep It Going
Once you have everything just the way you want it, don’t let yourself start to slack off from keeping it that way.
It’s easy to feel you have accomplished your goal and turn a blind eye to the imperfections that will start to creep up over time. Getting a proper return on your time and money invested in your home means doing everything you can to maintain that immaculate state all the way until closing.
Stay motivated by reminding yourself that all of your hard work is going to pay off most likely much sooner than later. Also, remember: Potential buyers drive by at times other than scheduled showings, and an unkempt yard can turn them off from ever setting foot inside.