Getting prepared to sell your home is no easy feat. There is a lot of planning and organizing that precedes having the “For Sale” sign up in your front yard. If you have been living in your home for sometime, there are most likely areas that need a little extra TLC. While you may have become accustomed to looking at the dated porch lights, these are factors that could potentially deter a buyer from considering your house.
Spring is right around the corner, and most people typically have the urge to start spring cleaning. Rather than sprucing up the inside of your house, it may be time to beautify the outside of your home. The exterior condition of your home plays a big part in how fast your home sells.
According to Zillow, the best time to sell your home in Florida is in the spring. Homes that were sold in the spring months sold 15 days earlier when compared to homes that were listed for sale in previous months.
These simple yet budget friendly tips will add instant curb appeal to your home. guaranteed to attract a potential buyer’s eye. Whether you’re looking to sell your home or you just want to update the appearance these quick fixes will do the trick.
One of the easiest things to do that will give you the highest payoff when selling your home is painting your front door. A brightly colored door is a fantastic way to draw attention to your house, to make it feel more modern and inviting. This simple update will make the biggest difference in the outer appearance of your home.
The best way to pick a new door color is to bring swatches of the paint home and compare them to the exterior trim and brick coloring of your house. Wondering where to start when it comes to picking paint colors? There is an app that lets you see what different door colors would look like; it’s called Fresh Door Paint.
2. Updating Your Hardware
Upgrading the door knocker and changing the handles on your entry door are quick and thrifty ways to enhance the appearance. Steer clear of the traditional contractor’s brass, as this is a sure fire way to date the character of the home. If changing out the handles sounds like too much of a hassle, spray painting them is an easy alternative to refresh the look.
There are two different popular methods that are currently trending when it comes to updating your address numbers. The first is to obtain numbers with a trendy font, for example, fonts based on geometric letter-forms, as shown to the left. Alternatively, decals and stenciling are just as popular and are an easy DIY weekend project. Design Within Reach has many choices of modern house numbers to pick from and purchase.
4. Upgrading Your Porch Lights
Porch lights serve as a safety feature at night, which is great for extra security. They can and should also be used to make a statement. If your lights are lackluster, it might be time for an enhancement. Picking out funky lights can add character to the front of your house but also serve as a statement piece, especially when combined with updated hardware and a colorful front door. Keep in mind, if you are updating your hardware, it would be ideal to have the lights and hardware similar in theme and color.
5. Adding Window Boxes
It can be very expensive to totally redo landscaping for the front yard. Instead, adding window boxes is a classic way to boost your curb appeal. Additionally, they will deliver the pop of color that the front of your house just may need. There are many tutorials that will teach you how to create your own window boxes. Take a look at Pepine’s Pinterest board for some inspiration. Then it’s time for some fun! Adding the flowers and hanging the boxes are the best part!
These upgrades may seem small and insignificant, but remember, attention is in the details. By changing these small items your home will appear newer and more up to date. All of these modernized upgrades will surely help to sell your home more quickly.
Current Presence in the Market
The millennial generation currently makes up about 56% of home buyers on the market now, according to Zillow’s 2016 report of consumers housing trends. The Millennial generation has a large presence in Gainesville, due to the University of Florida.
Millennial’s tend to be an extremely visual group that heavily relies on photos and apps to answer any questions they may have. If you are interested in selling your house, these five updates will definitely catch the eye of a buyer and allow the presentation of your home to be visually appealing online. In turn, this will allow your home to sell faster.
When the time comes to put your house up for sale, you know you can count on the agents at Pepine Realty. For more information contact us or call us at (352) 226-8474.