If you’re selling your home in DC Ranch, you know you need to make a good first impression on prospective buyers – but where do you start? This guide explains three of the most important exterior improvements to consider.
3 Exterior Improvements to Consider if You’re Selling a Home in DC Ranch
It’s important to note that prospective buyers begin forming an impression of your home before they even park their car out front. When they’re searching for your home, they’re also sizing up all the other homes on your block. These prospective buyers are looking at lawns, sidewalks and overall exterior appearances all along your street – and you want yours to make the best impression out of all of them. That’s because buyers carry their first impression through your front door, and it colors the way they feel about every other aspect of your space.
Check out these three exterior improvements you may want to make if you’re selling your home in the near future:
- Brush up your xeriscaping
- Clean the home’s exterior and replace tired fixtures
- Provide shade and create an outdoor living space
Here’s a closer look at each.
Exterior Improvement #1: Brush Up Your Xeriscaping
Xeriscaping refers to the practice of using native plants that can thrive when you plant them. With the right plan, you’ll be able to conserve water and reduce yard trimmings – but equally importantly, you’ll be able to impress prospective buyers with the way your outdoor space looks.
Naturally, succulents and other indigenous plants are key in Scottsdale; if you don’t have enough of them, it may be a good time to invest.
If you have grass, you should get a jump on maintaining it before you actually list your home for sale. That way, you can make sure prospective buyers don’t see weeds, brown spots or bald spots in your lawn.
Exterior Improvement #2: Clean the Home’s Exterior and Replace Tired Fixtures
You should clean the exterior structure of your home and pay special attention to the windows. While you’re at it, pay close attention to your fixtures, such as your light fixture, house numbers, door hardware and stair railing. If they look tired or outdated, now is the time to replace them. In fact, even small improvements such as these can make a tremendous difference in the way prospective buyers see your home. The best part? These are mostly DIY fixes; you can head to your favorite home improvement store and see what’s available for purchase. Usually, it doesn’t cost much – or take much time at all – to upgrade your home’s exterior fixtures.
If your fixtures don’t need to be replaced, make sure you clean them thoroughly. Pay special attention to everything a buyer will see while walking up to your front door.
Exterior Improvement #3: Provide Shade and Create an Outdoor Living Space
If you don’t already have an outdoor living space set aside, now maybe a good time to set something up. That’s because prospective buyers like to envision outdoor living space as an extension of the home itself. If you have a beautiful spot set aside for relaxation or entertaining, buyers are more likely to have a favorable view of your home – even if they’d never use it themselves.
You can invest in a patio table with a sunshade, a fire pit with comfortable seating arranged around it, or even a small garden area. The point is to show prospective buyers that they can actually use the space for something.
Are You Selling a Home in DC Ranch?
Thinking about selling your home in DC Ranch? Call us at 602-694-3200 to find out how we’ll market it to all the right buyers. If you’re also looking for a new home, we’d love show you any listing in the community. Let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll be happy to search for something that’s a perfect match for your needs.
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