5 Tips To Improve A Home's Curb Appeal Before Selling

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The Federal Savings Bank, a Midwest based lender, shares some helpful tips on how to increase a home's curb appeal before listing a property for sale.

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When looking around for homes, first-time buyers often see a property's lawn before anything else.

The Federal Savings Bank, a Midwest based lender, knows that first-time home buyers often imagine what life at a potential home is like before they officially move in. They could find themselves wondering what it would be like to drive up to their homes each day. Since buyers' first impression depends on the outside space of a home, sellers should consider enhancing its curb appeal to make it more attractive.

The Federal Savings Bank has compiled a list of five tips to improve a home's curb appeal before selling:

1. Clean up the driveway
While sellers could be used to the cracks and stains on their driveways, home buyers might be turned off by these blemishes. Fix any driveway damage and debris before buyers come by.

2. Apply a new coat of paint
A fresh coat of paint could transform the look of a home both in pictures and in person. A new coat of paint gives home buyers the idea that the interior of the house is also well-maintained and up-to-date.

3. Add style to the front door
Add color to the doors by painting them a different color. A vibrant color like red easily attracts home buyers driving down the street or looking for open houses.

4. Keep the lawn trimmed
When looking around for homes, first-time buyers often see a property's lawn before anything else. Since an unkempt lawn can leave a bad impression on potential buyers, make sure the lawn is trimmed and neat.

5. Plant colorful flowers
For homeowners selling their houses during spring and summer, the season is perfect for planting flowers or a small garden in front of the lawn, which provides color for otherwise neutral houses.

Contact the Federal Savings Bank, a veteran owned bank, to learn more about mortgages.

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