Sell Your Central Ohio Home Fast by Improving Curb Appeal
First impressions mean a lot. Any realtor will tell you that curb appeal is one of the most important factors to consider when selling your home. Curb appeal means how your home looks on the outside to neighbors and visitors. It can include landscaping, and the walls, roof, and windows of your home. Curb appeal can evoke either a feeling of “Run, I’m a mess,” or, “Welcome home.” If you’ve decided to sell your home this spring, which impression would you rather leave with potential buyers?
We recommend this test. Walk across the street and look back at your home. At a glance, does your home look as good as it should?
If you’re putting your home up for sale this year, you want to be sure it shows well in order to get the best price – fast. Research tells us there are two home improvements you can undertake immediately that will pay for themselves in resale value and curb appeal.
#1 — Siding for a Quick Dash of Color
First, we know that your home always shows better when the weather is nice. With spring comes blue sky and sunshine that will help light your home in the most striking way. But the color of your home will also go a long way toward attracting or repelling buyers as they drive past. If the outside of your home looks drab or has peeling, unattractive paint, potential buyers may turn away before they even get in the door.
One easy way to change the color of your home is new vinyl siding. The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) says vinyl siding is a home improvement that can yield a big return for the money. In fact, their research says homeowners recoup 83% of their investment when they add new siding to their home.
Vinyl siding is incredibly durable and virtually maintenance free. It comes in a variety of colors. Think about the color that best shows off your home. Could it be white with stately black trim for a classic look? What color will best match your roof? Could it be a cool blue or green that sets your home apart from all the others on the market? No matter the choice, when your home is on the market, vinyl siding is a great way to help seal the deal.
#2 – Efficient Windows Put $ Signs in the Eyes of Buyers and Sellers
There are three primary things to think about when putting your home on the market:
- Curb appeal
- General maintenance and upkeep
- Resale value
New replacement windows yield tremendous ROI upon home resale. Replacing outdated windows solves all three of these considerations in one move. New windows improve curb appeal while keeping your home sound and energy efficient. Angie’s List says new window replacement pays for itself; homeowners typically recoup 70% of their investment upon home sale. Remodeling magazine agrees, citing new windows as one of the top home improvements you can undertake to secure the value and overall appeal of your home.
Before you put out the For Sale sign this spring, contact Columbus Windows & Siding for a complimentary professional discussion of how new windows and siding could help move your home to the top of the real estate market this spring.