In a depressed real estate market, it is sometimes hard to know what to do to set yourself apart from the rest of the homes on the market. If you have limited funds, one of the easiest things to do and also cheapest is to increase curb appeal. That means when potential buyers drive by your property, the house will be distinctive and fresh. This can be done with modern residential landscape architecture.
You have seen them before, those houses in your community that just seem to “smile”. If you really look close, many of the features may not be all that costly. If you are will to put the time in yourself and not contract out the project, that will also increase your savings.
Sometimes just painting the door or the window trim with a complimentary color can make your home stand out. Take a trip to your local home improvement store or paint store and have the friendly employees help your out with color combinations. Many stores have software you can access to find the color that would best work for your home. Keep in mind that this is to increase sale prospects. Think in terms of what a buyer might like and not a personal preference. In other words, a bright orange door may be your thing, but would it appeal to a lot of potential buyers?
Small shrubbery groupings and flower plantings can give your home a warm and inviting feeling. Check out sales in your area for the best bargains. Even if it is in the height of the planting season, there is usually a sale some where. It’s usually worth the time to check around before making a purchase.
If you have a sitting area in the front a pretty plant on an end table or a hanging plant may be just the thing. Try not to get anything too bold but something that accents the house and would convey a good feeling to a potential buyer. Keep this in mind on all purchases you make when you are wanting to sell your home.