Are you interested in putting your house on the market for resale? Before diving in, consider that you never get a second chance to leave a first impression with buyers that goads them into taking a closer look. Investing time and money into short-term landscaping renovations can yield a massive return on investment. In fact, an attractive outdoor space can add as much as 10% to the value of your home! Before you sell, take a look at these easy curb appeal upgrades that are sure to earn a bigger bottom line.
Refresh your pavement with paver restoration
Your pavement may not be getting the kind of regular upkeep that it requires to look sharp and colorful year-round. After all, finding the time to tend to this aspect of our homes can be difficult with an active lifestyle. Over time, driveways and walkways can crack, fade, and suffer from weed overgrowth. Besides restoring the beauty of your pavers, we can also stain them to shine bright with new colors!
Add an outdoor deck, or repair the one you have
According to the 2020 Cost vs. Value Report from
magazine, adding a wooden outdoor deck in Daytona Beach yields a return on investment of 63.5%. Not only is it much cheaper to build (or repair) a deck than it is to build an addition to your home, but it accomplishes the same effect of adding to perceived living space – something that homebuyers love to see!
Brighten up your home with outdoor lighting
Listing descriptions that include outdoor lighting are proven to sell faster and at higher values than those without it. Buyers want ambience and outdoor lighting is a quick, surefire way to turn any outdoor space into the perfect spot for hosting or relaxing. There is a plethora of lighting options, ranging from quick and cheap to thorough and expensive. It can even be as easy as installing solar-powered walkway lights yourself!
Tend to your landscaping
Not every yard needs to look exactly like those rose gardens in your social media feed. In fact, homebuyers are looking for simplicity and ease of maintenance. Mature plants are a bonus, but it is crucial to ensure that you start with a healthy, green lawn that makes people feel welcome outside – especially during a time of year when picnics and barbecues are so popular! Next, trim any unsightly trees or bushes to allow more sunlight in and lay down mulch where applicable.
Give your exterior a full wash
Over time, the exterior of a home is sure to accumulate dirt, grime, and moss in its sidewalks, walls, and roofing. There is a beautiful home underneath that muck, all it might take to bring it back out is power washing! Consider asking friends and neighbors to take a look at your home, they will be able to provide a very valuable, unbiased perspective of what looks good and what doesn’t. If you do not have your own pressure washer, rely on expert Daytona Beach pressure washers to remove all algae and mildew from the exterior of your home!
For minimal time and effort, you can sell your home for maximum value. Consider following these tips to invest in the beautification of your home and you are sure to have a much easier time finding the right buyer. For professional assistance cleaning the outside of your home, contact A to Z Pressure Washing! We offer a wide array of services – including paver sealing, pressure washing, gutter cleaning, and more – so that you can be on your way to a cleaner and better looking home.