3 Unique Ideas for Increasing Your Curb Appeal
Since so many of our customers here at Migson store their items with us while moving to a new home, we thought you would benefit from a few tips on selling your current one. In this blog, we’ll give you three tips that will help get potential buyers fighting over your house!
Curb appeal—it’s the latest buzzword going around real estate and for good reason. The better your home looks to potential buyers passing by, the better chance you have to sell at a higher price in a shorter time. There are entire industries dedicated to preparing houses for sale in Ontario but with these three unique curb appeal ideas, you’ll have a professional-grade appearance without needing to hire a third party!
A Lighted Walkway
Most of your potential buyers will drive by or visit during the day, but that doesn’t mean you can’t show off your lighted walkway when they pay you a visit. The look at sunset will be stunning too! Exterior lighting is a simple, affordable, and effective way to spruce up your home’s outer appearance and it can be done in no time.
A walkway illuminated with LED lights that leads right up to your front door will stick in their minds and help make your home stick out in the neighbourhood.
Yard care goes a long way in upping your curb appeal. Not only does going green look great from the road, you can let everyone attending the open house know that your strategically placed trees and plants help lower energy expenditures, too. If you want to make all buyers “green” with envy and get them to start bidding high, you’ve got to embrace mother nature. Plant a garden in the front yard and coordinate the colours with your home’s palette, maintain your lawn and plant extra trees, and try to work some ivy into your decor for an old-fashioned feel.
Go Back to the Basics
It’s important not to get carried away here, either. Going back to the basics helps you stand out in a world where everyone is trying to get more and more creative. Our best advice? Slap a new coat of paint on the door and get a basic, matching mailbox. We prefer the simple, old-fashioned metal kind. Other basic investments to make are a roof demossing, window treatment, and general landscaping. Never forget the most important aspects of your home’s curb appeal: the roof, lawn, and facade.
Real estate agents are obsessed with beautifying homes to appear more enticing from the road because it flat out works. If you’re looking to sell your home, use these three unique curb appeal ideas to increase the price tag and sell it faster. In the meantime, if you need to store your items somewhere safe until you’re settled in to your new home, just let Migson know!