4 Tips to Improve Your Exterior Home for a Quick Sale
Thursday, May 31st, 2018 by Sabrina Hunter
If you plan to sell your home, improving the exterior is essential especially for a quick sale. Curb appeal is just as important as the inside of the home. Let's face it first impressions count. The exterior is most valuable when buyers walk up to your house or do a drive by. If the exterior is unappealing to the potential buyer they may never step into your home.
Here, Weathertite Systems has laid out four tips on improving the exterior appearance of your home; boost your home’s curb appeal, improve its resale value and help it sell faster.
Replace the entry door. To draw the eye of the potential buyer ditch your dull solid panel door for a handcrafted wood door. An impressive feature is an energy efficient fiberglass door with decorative glass. Not only will you improve the appearance of your home, but these doors could help you save money on your heating bills.
Landscaping. An updated landscape will have a strong appeal for buyers. Overgrown bushes and patchy grass will diminish the overall look of your home. To attract the right buyers, start by cleaning the lawn. A clutter-free yard will be more inviting. Dig up the weeds, plant some colorful flowers and lay down some mulch. To avoid insects climbing up the walls of your house, make sure there is a 1ft gap between the sides of the house and the plant. Landscape lighting can heighten the interest of your property and increase safety.
Pick a palette. You should repaint the exterior of your home if the paint is chipping or peeling. This is a huge turn off to buyers so you should repaint the sides before you put your home up for sale. Be careful when choosing a color for your home. Make sure to think about the color that appeals to the masses and not your personal taste. Warm neutral colors are more inviting than dark colors. This applies to the interior as well. Try a neutral shade like taupe.
Install gutter guards. Gutters have an important role to play when protecting your home from water damage. Over time, heavy rainfalls can cause so much damage to your home. Rainfalls from the winter and summer storms can damage your roof and the foundation if you have clogged gutters. With a gutter protection system, you will never have to worry about cleaning your gutters again. Weathertite Systems can install a Gutter Helmet protection system over your existing gutters to keep them going strong for life. And with the installation of Helmet Heat, you never have to worry about ice dams forming on your roof. Imagine never cleaning out your gutters again. This is a strong selling point especially since the warranty remains with the house.