Are you planning on putting your home on the market soon? Summer is a popular time for homeowners to sell, especially in desirable school districts. Before you list, maximize your property value by adding a little curb appeal. More than a realty buzzword, this factor gets buyers to come into your house, take a look around, and ultimately make an offer—hopefully at asking price or above. Fortunately, you don’t have to spend a fortune to achieve this effect, either. Just pay extra attention to these details.
Focus on Your Front Door
This is the natural focal point of any home, and the first thing many people see when they look at your listing. So, if it’s dated—or worse, damaged—it’s going to set the tone for the rest of their tour. Make sure it’s fully functional first, before working on the aesthetics. So, any loose windows/screens or squeaky hinges should be fixed. Then you can move on to refinishing, painting, or adding another interesting element to create curb appeal.
Spruce Up the Exterior
Is your siding looking a little worse for wear? While we’re not suggesting that you replace the whole thing (unless it’s absolutely necessary), there are other ways to refresh this important part of your home. Start with one of our signature pressure washings and see a difference right away. That might be all you need to have it looking fresh and new. Once it’s clean, though, you should be able to see the areas that need some extra attention. Or, you’ll have a clean palette to completely change the color and add a fresh layer of curb appeal to your home.
Create a Path
In most Maryland markets, especially places like Frederick, Carroll, and Howard counties, green space is a great selling point. Even more so when it comes with connecting outdoor entertaining areas. To highlight these selling points, be sure the walkways that link them are looking their best. Between the cold winter and the wet spring, you may need new pavers, replacement bricks, or freshly pressure washed concrete surfaces. Don’t forget your porch and deck during this process. They probably could use a thorough cleaning, along with restaining. But, potential buyers will appreciate all your efforts and we can help!
Outline your Landscaping
If you haven’t already addressed any landscaping issues that might detract from your curb appeal, now’s the time to do so. So, break out those hedge trimmers and get to tidying. You’ll be surprised what removing the weeds, trimming the edges, and adding fresh mulch will do for your property—no overhaul needed.
A fence can be another point in your favor, provided it’s been properly maintained. Any damaged or missing posts should be replaced to create an image of a home that’s been well-cared for and loved. Over time, constant exposure can lead to wear, mold, or mildew, but a good power wash should take care of that.
Don’t underestimate the value of curb appeal! It can make a difference between your home flying off the market or lying in wait. While there are lots of little things you can do to spruce up your home’s exterior and landscaping, recruiting extra help isn’t a bad idea either. Let us bring our expertise in the power wash industry to your property and see what makes us one of the best throughout Maryland and Pennsylvania!