You only get to make a first impression once, which is why curb appeal is such a critical part of selling your home. And while curb appeal is always important, it’s especially important now, when COVID-19 is preventing would-be buyers from touring the inside of your home as freely as normal.
While restrictions are being lifted, and life is getting back to some form of normalcy, you will likely still find buyers who are not entirely comfortable going into a lot of homes for quite some time. So, make sure to make the biggest impact you can from the outside while the effects of the pandemic continue to affect how buyers look for their new home.
A recent article from realtor.com outlined simple tricks you can use to increase your home’s curb appeal to attract more buyers during the pandemic, including:
- Groom your yard. Your yard is arguably the first thing people will notice when they look at the exterior of your home—so make sure to keep your yard watered, mowed, and well-groomed.
- Paint your door. Looking for a fast, easy, and affordable way to improve your home’s exterior? A fresh coat of paint on your door can work wonders. Try a pop of color (like red, yellow, or blue) to really grab would-be buyers’ attention.
- Install exterior lighting. If a buyer drives past your home at night, you want it to look just as appealing as it does during the daytime hours. Installing exterior lighting can help illuminate your property after dark—and increase your curb appeal after the sun goes down.
So, what does this mean for you? If you’re selling your home during the coronavirus pandemic, curb appeal is more important than ever—so use these tricks to spruce up your home’s exterior and increase the appeal for buyers.