Homes that have great curb appeal garner more interest, sell more quickly, and sell for more money. Attractive landscaping can add as much as 28 percent to the value of your home. So there's no doubt that curb appeal should be one of your main priorities when marketing your home. Not sure where to start? If you want to make your house more attractive online and from the street, focus on these four projects that will greatly improve your home's curb appeal.
Drives that are crumbling or riddled with depressions and potholes can really turn buyers off. If you have a paved drive, have it repaired and sealed before listing your home. If you have a gravel drive, have it graded and leveled before putting down a fresh layer of gravel. Sealing a paved drive costs between $100 and $200, depending on the size of your drive. Gravel costs about $100 to $120 per ton installed. The cost for a new layer of gravel will depend on the size of your drive and how many inches of gravel height you need.
If your house looks dingy, you can make it sparkle with a quick pressure wash. When washing your house, you have two options, you can do it yourself or have someone do it for you. It can cost up to $300 or more to have someone do it for you. You can rent a heated pressure washer for anywhere from $100 to $200 per day. It should only take one day or a half a day to wash your house.
Spruce up your lawn with a little weed and feed. A lush, dark-green lawn will really make your home stand out. Also, consider raising the blade on your mower and mowing more often. If you can keep your grass a few inches long, it will look awesome from the road.
As mentioned, landscaping can add a lot of value to your home. If you don't have flower beds, have some installed. You don't have to go crazy. A little bit of landscaping can go a long way when it comes to curb appeal.
If you want to sell your home quickly and for top dollar, it has to have curb appeal. If your home is lacking in curb appeal, perform a few quick and inexpensive projects to make your home more attractive to buyers. For assistance, talk to contractors such as Builder's Sand & Gravel Inc.