Home Staging Tips for Better Curb Appeal
How to Stage a Home’s Exterior
Sellers might be busy staging the interior rooms of their home, but it’s vital that you explain the importance of staging for curb appeal.
After all, a house’s exterior gives buyers their first impression of a property, so it’s important that your sellers spend some time on the curb appeal of their home. Here are some home staging tips that they can use to increase curb appeal.
When Assessing What Needs To Be Done, Think like The Buyer
As your sellers first start to work on upping their home’s curb appeal, it’s always best to encourage them to think like the buyer. What about the home would they like, and what would they dislike?
It can even be helpful to have a friend or family member come over to help with this part, since they may have grown used to seeing those untrimmed hedges and yard debris.
Have your sellers ask this third party to help them make a list of positive and negative aspects about the home’s curb appeal. The list will make it easy to highlight the positives (like a beautiful front door) while fixing the negatives (like unruly shrubs or dirty sidewalks.)
First Things First, Clean Up Around the Yard
Before embarking on any major curb appeal projects it’s important that sellers give themselves a clean slate to work with.
That means weeding the lawn, raking up any leaves, putting away toys and extraneous lawn furniture, cleaning up after the dog, and anything else that will leave your home’s exterior looking nice and uncluttered.
Small Touches Can Have a Massive Impact on Curb Appeal
As you know, sellers don’t necessarily have to do an entire overhaul of the home’s exterior to make it look great. Here are some quick and easy suggestions that you can offer:
- Try adding some large, eye-catching house numbers to make the home stand out.
- Give the front door, trim, and shutters a new coat of paint.
- Use a pressure washer to clean the driveway, sidewalk, deck, and deck of the home.
- Add some color with flowers, without committing to a full garden — displaying vibrant container plants in colorful planters will give the home’s curb appeal a big boost.
- Purchase new accessories, like a fresh mailbox, new porch light fixture, and a never-before-used welcome mat.
- If the sellers have garden beds, suggest that they put down a fresh layer of mulch.
- Prune the trees and shrubs.
And the best part? These small touches are both time and budget friendly, which is great news for busy sellers who have other things to take care of.
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