Avoid These 5 Curb-Appeal Mistakes
Thinking of putting your house on the market? Here are some tips of what NOT to do:
1. Cluttered driveway. A car parked in the driveway suggests to potential buyers that the house isn’t big enough to store everything so you had to put your overflow in the garage & park your vehicle outside. It’s also distracting to your online photos.
2. Eyesore neglect. The rusty carport, rotted wood shutters, & tattered awnings have been there so long your eyes just move right past them, but buyers will notice. Getting rid of outdated or dilapidated features of your home’s exterior will drastically improve curb appeal with minimal effort.
3. Garish colors. Not all home buyers will appreciate your home’s bight pink exterior. Choose neutral colors for your home’s exterior siding & add personality with small pops of color, like a red front door or blue shutters.
4. Personal possessions. Religious decor, lawn ornaments, or kid’s toys scattered throughout the yard are a huge no-no. Store these distracting items out of sight.
5. Dead on arrival. Gardens may not look great out of season, but you can spruce them up by getting rid of dead leaves & plants.