If you’re selling your home in DC Ranch, you already know that buyers will start forming that incredibly important first impression when they see your high-resolution photos online – but they don’t finish forming it until they pull up at the curb in front of your house. That first impression is vital; it’s what buyers carry into the house with them, and if it’s good, they’re going to be more open to exploring your home’s great interior features.
And that means improving curb appeal – especially now, as we head into prime home-buying season – is one of the most important things you can do to sell your home in DC Ranch.
Here’s how you tackle it:
- Repaint your front door
- Spring for a new doorknob
- Add a beautiful doormat
- Upgrade your mailbox
- Put a wreath on your front door
- Freshen up your house numbers
- Add seating space to the porch
- Add potted plants
- Replace your exterior lights
- Improve your landscape lighting
The Ultimate Curb Appeal Guide to Sell Your Home in Spring in Scottsdale: 10 Tips From the Pros
Use these ten tips to boost your home’s curb appeal and make sure you’re giving buyers the best possible first impression.
#1. Repaint your front door.
Repaint your front door. Even adding a fresh coat in the same color can do wonders to revive your home’s exterior appearance – but don’t go too bold without talking to your DC Ranch Realtor® first.
#2. Spring for a new doorknob.
Spring for a new doorknob. Don’t go run-of-the-mill; choose something that perfectly complements your home’s design and style.
Add a beautiful doormat. Not only will it encourage your guests to wipe their feet, but it’ll make them feel welcome in your home.
Pro tip: Avoid door mats that have loose reeds, which can come out and litter your interior floors. Reeds are okay – as long as they’re not loose.
#4. Upgrade your mailbox.
Upgrade your mailbox. If the HOA prevents you from customizing your mailbox, get a new one that matches your approved style. (You can learn more about DC Ranch’s standards here.)
#5. Put a wreath on your front door.
Put a charming wreath on your front door, unless your front door’s best feature is its windows.
#6. Freshen up your house numbers.
Freshen up your house numbers. Even if you can’t choose custom numbers because of HOA restrictions, you can still refinish your existing numbers or buy new ones.
#7. Add seating space to your front porch.
Add seating space to your front porch. Buyers love outdoor living space, and chances are pretty good that if you’re living in DC Ranch, you have spectacular views from your home – so add a comfortable seating area with a small table that’s perfect for sipping iced tea in the afternoon.
#8. Bring your porch to life with potted plants.
Bring your porch to life with potted plants. You can bring in your plants for the evenings (it’s still getting pretty cool at night), but make sure they’re well-suited to your home style and the natural environment. Check out 10 Tips for Successful Desert Landscaping for more information.
#9. Replace your exterior lights.
Replace your exterior lights. If you can choose new fixtures, go for it – but even if you can’t, make sure the bulbs are working and create the perfect amount of illumination.
#10. Invest in better landscape lighting.
Invest in better landscape lighting. You can create a stunning visual display if you don’t already have one. (You can find a good series of landscape lighting tips here.)
Are You Selling a Home in DC Ranch?
Call us at 480-360-0281 to find out how we’ll aggressively market your home to all the right buyers – or you can call us to talk about what you want from your new home in DC Ranch.
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