Curb Appeal Tips for your Austin Home

February 14, 2019

 

 The right finishing touches create a welcoming look to your home.

 

This is the time of year to get ready for selling your home in Austin. Curb appeal is your first point of contact for potential buyers whether they are looking at your home online, driving by or coming for a tour. Here are some tips to help you optimize your curb appeal:

 

  • General Clean Up: Take a look at your front yard and remove all signs of debris such as fallen branches, dead plants and garbage. Winds can blow garbage under bushes and up against the foundation of the house so make sure you pay close attention to these areas. Once everything is nice and tidy look for areas that are overgrown to trim back bushes and anything else that is looking a little messy. 

  • Add Some Mulch: Mulch is a great way to keep things looking well-maintained when selling your Austin home. It can also help keep weeds at bay in your flower beds.

  • Take Care of the Lawn: Remove all weeds from your lawn and keep it trimmed during the selling process. Look for overgrown areas that might be interfering with your front pathway, driveway or steps and use a weed whacker or trimmer to keep those areas looking neat. If your lawn is in really bad shape, consider investing in some sod.

  • Plant Some Annuals: Nothing adds color and pizzazz to a garden quicker than some cheerful annuals. Some safe bets in the spring include morning glories, cosmos and sunflowers.

  • Add Some Planters: Planters work wonders to make your Austin home appear more welcoming. Some good spots for planters include your steps, front porch and on either side of your entry if space allows.

  • Gussy Up Your Porch: Front porches can become more inviting with a few homey touches such as hanging planters, outdoor gauzy curtains, area rugs and furniture. A little bistro set for two, a porch swing or some wicker furniture all add a cozy feeling. 

  • Exterior Entry Makeover: If your door is looking a little worse for wear, consider a new coat of paint. Replacing outdated porch lights adds an instant upgrade for your entry. A pretty mail box is another finishing touch that can go a long way to add curb appeal. A polished door knocker with matching street numbers complete the look of your entry makeover.

  • Matching Window Treatments: If your window treatments are looking mismatched you can also consider getting neutral matching curtains or blinds for the front of the house. It helps your home appear more cohesive and well put together.

 

These tips offer some affordable, quick ways to increase the curb appeal of your Austin home. If you are thinking of selling your home Email me today for more information or to schedule a chat. 

 

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