If you’re preparing to sell your home, it’s smart to invest some time and money to improve curb appeal before it hits the market. First impressions can make or break a sale, so it’s best to follow these simple tips to make your home look its best.

Add Some Exterior Lighting

Adding some lighting outside is not only a great way to improve curb appeal, but it also adds safety by improving visibility. Install new lights by your front door and a few lamp posts or walkway lights. It’s fairly inexpensive to add these features, and your home will look great at night.

Get a New Front Door

Your front door is often the focal point of your home, so a great way to improve curb appeal is by upgrading it. If your door is already in good condition, consider painting it a new, bold color. Whatever you choose to do, be sure to pick a color and style that complements the exterior of your home.

Landscaping to Drastically Improve Curb Appeal

Landscaping your lawn is one of the best ways to boost curb appeal. Add some potted plants to your porch or front steps and keep up with lawn maintenance. Trim unruly shrubs and edge your lawn. Consider hiring a landscaping company if you’re unsure of how to get your yard looking its best.

Clean Your Driveway

If you can afford to upgrade your driveway to something elegant like brick or cobblestone, it will add value to your property. If that’s not a possibility, cleaning and sealing your existing driveway is the next best thing. While you’re at it, pressure wash your walkways and the exterior of your house to freshen everything up.

Wash the Windows to Improve Curb Appeal

One of the easiest ways to improve curb appeal is by washing your windows. Clean windows will brighten up your entire home inside and out, and if the outside is tidy and spotless, potential buyers are more likely to want to venture inside.

Selling a home can be a challenge. Following these simple tips to improve curb appeal will get more buyers interested in your home and help it sell more quickly and easily.

R. Sorensen Construction and Inspections offers home inspections, including pre-listing inspections, in Eastern Oregon. Before listing your home, contact us to request an inspection.