First impressions matter when you’re selling your home. That’s why curb appeal is so important. The exterior of your home is what potential buyers will see first, whether they’re searching online or in person. You want your home to be welcoming and inspire buyers to walk in the front door. Fortunately, you don’t have to spend a fortune to amp up your curb appeal. Here are some great ideas for sprucing up your curb appeal this fall without breaking the bank.
Add fall flowers
Nothing says fall quite like mums, and they’re an affordable way to make your house look especially charming right now. A couple of strategically placed mums on your front porch will make your home look cheerful and inviting. Just remember to water them (or better yet — purchase fake mums so you don’t have to water at all!).
Stock up on pumpkins
Much like mums, pumpkins are definitely a sign of fall. And they are very inexpensive. Buy a few cute pumpkins and gourds to use as a display around your front door. They can be stacked on small straw bales, placed on front steps, or nestled next to mums for a truly charming touch.
Paint the front door
Having an inviting front porch is key when creating curb appeal. When was the last time you painted your front door? For the cost of a gallon of paint, you can make a big impact. Choose a vibrant color that will catch the eye. Red is a popular color for front doors. Orange, yellow, green, and blue can also look very nice.
Update the house numbers
You would be surprised by how much updating your house numbers can change the vibe of your home. If your house numbers haven’t been changed since the Nixon Administration, then maybe it’s time to get some new ones. Remember, your house number should be easy to see from the road so that buyers can see it when they drive by.
Keep the yard tidy
Autumn leaves will make your home look beautiful without any effort on your part. Unless they’ve already fallen to the ground. In that case, you need to tidy them up. In fact, you should give your front yard some attention before showing your house. Mow the yard, trim trees and shrubs, clean the gutters, rake up leaves, and edge around walkways and garden beds.
Get a new mailbox
Updating your mailbox is another inexpensive way to give your front yard a makeover. You can purchase a new one or simply paint your existing mailbox in a new, fun color.
Add fresh mulch
Once you’ve cleaned up the yard, then add fresh mulch to garden beds. It’s amazing how much fresh mulch will add to your curb appeal. The bonus is that it will also suppress weeds.
Finally, nothing says “come stay awhile” like a bench or a couple of comfortable chairs on your front porch. Remember, you want to show potential buyers all the ways in which your living spaces can be used. If your front porch will accommodate a seating area, then you should definitely stage it as such.