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How Great Curb Appeal Can Help You Sell Your Home in San Diego

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Most real estate experts agree, when you want to sell your home, get a home makeover. First impressions count, and here in San Diego potential home buyers look for homes that maximize outdoor space. Setting a budget to ensure a good return on investment is the hard part. According to Quicken Loans, spending as little as 5 percent of your home’s current value can net you 150 percent return.

Take a look at these tips so you don’t overspend while trying to sell your home.

Get It Clean

Break out the bucket and scrub brush. Get everything clean before you assess what has to be done. Pressure wash your home, fence, sidewalk, and driveway. Sellers can earn anywhere upwards of $1000 just by pressure washing the house. Make certain to clean your windows too.

Update Your Paint

If you have wood siding, stucco, or another painted surface, inspect it. Painting can be expensive, but it will make your home more desirable. If you have any chips or peels, a potential home buyer will find it. Also, if your color choices are dated, consider updating with a modern hue. While some homeowners can handle this task themselves, others can’t. Depending on which camp you sit, expect to pay around $500 to $600 for paint, or around $3,000 for labor.

Top it Off

Outdated shingles are unsightly. Furthermore, it’s a major focus during home inspection. Go ahead and take care of any issues and, if you can, update your shingles to an architectural style. Expect to pay around $7,500 for an average size home. Also, add gutter cleaning to your to-do list.

Greet Buyers with Style

Spruce up your entrance by having your door painted a different color. Make it stand out and have everything tidy. Add potted plants to welcome guests. Ensure buyers can see your house numbers. Replace your mailbox for an upgrade if needed. Add flowers or a climbing vine for character.

Add Landscaping

If you have a great landscape, add new mulch and replace any plants necessary. If you don’t have a professional landscape, get one. Even if you do the work yourself, get a pro to design your plan. Landscaping is one of the best ways to increase your home’s value, but it’s easy to go overboard. Don’t spend more than 10 percent of your home’s value. Remember, great curb appeal will sell your home fast.

If you enjoyed this post you might also want to read, “Making Sure the Price is Right When Selling Your Home.”

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