When a potential buyer drives up to your home, you get only one chance to make a good first impression. The interior of your home could be immaculate, but it won’t matter if your landscape is overgrown and your overall curb appeal is unflattering. That’s why if you want to sell your home for maximum profit, you need to invest in exterior upgrades that will wow potential buyers. Most of the time, a little sweat equity is all it takes.
If you don’t know where to start, Corkd released an infographic about curb appeal upgrades you can implement for under $1,000. You’d spend a lot more money on a kitchen or bathroom remodel, but you get a bigger bang for your buck on a curb appeal transformation. Some ideas include hiring a lawn maintenance crew, trimming trees and bushes, removing old tree stumps, and power washing the exterior of your home.
If you do your research, you can hire people to take care of all these curb appeal improvements for very little money. You’ll definitely make the money back through the sale of your home. Just make sure that you use certified providers that can prove their credentials and provide references for their work. Cost is important, but so are quality and speed.