When buyers are cruising around looking at homes for sale the curb appeal of the home can make or break the sale. If buyers are turned off by the way the house and yard look they won’t even want to go inside and see the interior of the house. And when it comes to the spring buying season buyers are going to be expecting to see homes looking great and looking ready for spring. Here are three easy and inexpensive ways that sellers can boost the curb appeal of their home and impress potential buyers once the spring buying season starts:Spring home sale

Clean Windows

Most people hardly ever think about cleaning the exterior windows. But dirty or dingy windows are a huge turnoff for potential buyers. Sellers should always get a professional window cleaning team to come out to the house and clean the windows. Sparkling clean windows will make a great first impression on buyers. And a professional window cleaning team can also clean off the trim around the windows and make small repairs to make sure that the windows look as good as possible. Professional window cleaners can also make sure that skylights, picture windows and other decorative elements that are good selling points will look clean and attractive to buyers. A dirty picture window or skylight isn’t going to impress any potential buyer.

Paint The Trim

If sellers don’t want to take on the hassle and expense of replacing siding or repainting the entire house they can just repaint the trim to give the outside of the house a facelift. Painting the trim an attractive bright color will give the house an updated and more modern look and it’s a job that won’t be terribly hard or expensive. The outside of the house should always be powerwashed to get rid of any grime or dirt. Then repaint the trim and the house will get an instant boost in value and curb appeal.

Paint The Mailbox

When it comes to curb appeal the small things matter. Homeowners should invest in a new mailbox or paint the existing mailbox so that it looks clean and inviting. They should also put new house numbers on the house that are easy to see from the street so that buyers can find the house without any problems. Updating small things like repainting the mailbox and getting new house numbers as well as things like adding solar lights to the walkways, repainting the front door, and adding some pops of color using flowers and plants make a huge difference in how buyers perceive the home. Houses that have an updated exterior are much more likely to sell than houses that don’t.

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Listing information last updated on May 28th, 2022 at 6:16am CDT.