First impressions mean everything, right? This is doubly important when you’re putting your home on the market, especially since prospective homebuyers will typically see multiple houses in a day. Make your house stand out right away by taking the time to make your yard and front porch as attractive as possible.
Looking for an easy fix that can easily make your front door pop? Invest in some planters! Grab some big planters at your nearest Lowes and fill them with tall evergreen plants like boxwoods and juniper, or even experiment with flowers. While this is a great short-term solution, it’s best to ensure your upkeep is in tip-top condition—keep your grass mowed and your shrubs trimmed.
Spice Up Your Walkway
It’s likely impracticable to make potential homebuyers walk down a red carpet to your home, but you can give them the second-best thing! Try attaching new flat flagstones to a pre-existing walkway, especially if it’s cracked or broken, or create your own.
Add a Wreath
A colorful, season-appropriate wreath will immediately turn your house into a home for potential buyers. A grapevine wreath in fall tones around Thanksgiving and a eucalyptus wreath for summer will invoke instant visions of future family gatherings and lawn parties.
String lights around your porch will make your front lawn look sophisticated and sleek—try LED options that run off solar power. Also, use post lights to amplify your walkway as well as a homey-looking lantern right on your front porch.
Clean Your Gutters
Potential buyers will notice even the smallest imperfections, which include dirty or clogged gutters. Be sure to give them a thorough cleaning, or even consider a full replacement.