In the flaming hot saucepan that is our current housing market, there’s one thing on many homeowners’ minds: increasing curb appeal and selling up. We can’t blame you if you’re thinking of doing this, too. Whether you’re selling an investment property to fund other things, downsizing to a smaller place or simply moving to a new location, getting the most out of your home’s price tag should be at the top of your to-do list.
How do we do this? Well, there are plenty of ways to increase your curb appeal and, in this post, the legends from The Garage Door Guys tell us a few of them.
New garage door
This is a no-brainer: updating your garage door. It’s one of the very first things that you see from the street and, as we all know, first impressions can make a huge difference. If your garage door is old, crusty and generally letting the team down, you can increase curb appeal by investing in a new one.
Roofs, like garage doors, are one of the first things we see from the street. Hiring a professional to give your roof a high-pressure clean is another easy way to boost curb appeal – and it’s also super affordable. Moss, lichen, mildew and other nasties will be blown off your roof in a matter of minutes, giving it a fresh, clean look.
Back in the old days, ‘curb appeal’ simply meant how good your home looked from the side of the road. But now, with online listings having replaced the ‘drive-by-and-snoop’ method of checking out a house on the market, it’s come to include the inside of the house too.
A fresh coat of paint is an easy, affordable way to boost your home’s curb appeal. In fact, it’s a not-so-little-known secret of people who flip houses. You can even try to give this one a crack yourself if you’re a bit handy.
Let’s face it: we’ve all got a couple of weird, odd jobs that we’ve been meaning to get round to for months, but have never actually done them. Putting your house on the market is definitely the time to do them. A cracked window, a dented letterbox, a brick in the fence that’s a bit loose… all of these should be done to boost curb appeal.
Neaten the garden
And, finally, give your garden a quick once-over. This shows buyers that the house has been well-cared for, inside and out.
The Garage Door Guys are South Australia’s premier team for garage door sales, installations and repairs. They have a stunning collection of high quality doors: from panel lift, to roller, to specialty doors, gates and more. Get in touch with The Garage Door Guys if you’ve been considering increasing your home’s curb appeal.