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5 Ways to Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Improve home's curb appeal - Texas home for sale

If you have heard anything about the Dallas-Fort Worth real estate market lately, you know it is a seller’s market. Many homeowners are realizing that it may be time to put their house on the market. There are many large companies moving their businesses to DFW, and with that comes lots of people looking to move to the Big D.

Some savvy buyers can look past some cosmetic issues and eyesores, but for most potential homeowners, they want a home that blows them away and offers a great first impression. We asked local real estate agents some questions to determine the 5 best ways to boost your home’s curb appeal in this competitive market and make more money when you sell your home.

1. Landscaping

Simple, yet beautiful landscaping can draw people’s attention to the beauty and potential in your home. Pick up a few potted flowers to add a pop of color. Lay down some fresh mulch. Have any spotty patches in your lawn or brown grass that you can’t seem to bring back to life? For a quick fix, contact a landscaper that offers sod installation services. A nice green lawn with fresh landscaping delivers that wow factor for a great first impression. The cherry on top is that the online pictures of your home will gather much more interest than a similar home without that little bit of extra love. These kinds of outdoor projects can be completed quickly and won’t break the bank.

2. Sprinkler System Repair & Installation

Does your home currently have a sprinkler system? This is a HUGE added bonus of your home. It is a wonderful investment that will help drive the sale of your house. The key thing here is that you want to make sure that it is in excellent working order. When is the last time you had a licensed irrigator come inspect it or provide maintenance or repair? Many people wait until their sprinkler system has an issue to call a professional sprinkler repair company. Stay on top of maintenance and have your sprinkler system serviced. You want to feel good about selling your home and know that you are giving the new homeowners a gift of an impeccably kept home.

Does your home not have a lawn sprinkler system? Get an estimate for a new sprinkler system installation and see if it is a good fit for sprucing up within your budget. If you are selling your home in a few years, a new sprinkler system could be a great investment. You can take control of your yard and have beautiful green grass and some bragging rights on your seller’s disclosure because you have a recently installed sprinkler system. Contact a local sprinkler company like H2O Sprinkler System in Irving, Texas and they can help guide you in making the best decision.

3. Drainage Installation

The rain poured down this year. This left many unsightly areas in North Texas homeowners landscaping. Nobody wants to see a big puddle (or the remnants of one). Make sure you find a drainage solution for your home before you put it on the market. With the recent storms, drainage concerns are fresh on people’s mind. They don’t want to worry about tracking in mud from a swampy yard, attracting bugs and mosquitoes, or even having potential foundation issues from poor drainage. Contact a company for drainage installation services to eliminate the problem.

4. Paint Your Door

According to Realtrends, homes with black front doors can sell up to $6,000 more than expected. A black door looks great on most homes and it is something that can be DIY. There are plenty of professional painters that can do the job for you as well. If black isn’t your thing, there are many colors that can really amp up the curb appeal. The realtors we asked think a red, blue, or green door may be the way to go.

5. Mark Your Territory

Replace or renovate your mailbox and add new contemporary house numbers to your curb or porch. This is one of our most affordable projects and something so simple can REALLY make a difference. A DIY mailbox renovation can be a fun project and add custom character to your house.

There are many easy things you can do to beautify your home and make it sell quicker and for more money. Contact a professional if you aren’t a DIYer.