If you're going to be selling your home in the near future, and you want to get the best price for your investment, there are some updates you should take care of first. Even if your home looks good, and would sell as-is, there are still some updates that will help add some value to your property. While you're busy getting the inside of your home ready to sell, don't forget about the outside. Here are four exterior updates you should take care of before you sell your home.
Update the Landscaping
If there are a lot of homes for sale in your neighborhood, you've got to make sure that your home stands out in the crowd. The best way to do that is to start with the landscaping. This is particularly important if your landscaping is starting to look a little worse-for-wear. Adding fresh sod, new shrubbery, or flowering plants around your home will freshen up the place and add to the curb-appeal, which is always beneficial when you're trying to sell your home.
Refresh the Front Porch
If your front porch is looking unkempt, it's time to take care of that problem, especially if you're going to be showing your property to prospective buyers. Adding a fresh coat of paint to your front porch, hanging baskets of flowering plants, and updating the lighting, will increase interest in your home, and make it look much more appealing to prospective buyers.
Repave the Driveway
If you can't remember the last time you had your driveway repaved, or it's never been repaved, now's the perfect time to have that done. Potholes, cracks, and other damage in your driveway can turn people away before they even get a chance to see the inside of your home. Not only that, but a damaged driveway can decrease the value of your home. Before you sell your home, talk to a paving contractor about having your driveway repaved. Don't forget to include an application of waterproof sealant for your new driveway. With the addition of waterproof sealant, the new homeowners will be able to enjoy their driveway for years to come.
Extend the Backyard Space
If you have backyard space that isn't being used to its fullest potential, it's time to fix that. If you're going to be selling your home, why not add a new deck? You'll increase the value of your home, and you'll be able to get some use out of the new deck while you're home is on the market.
Contact a paving service for more help.