Curb Appeal…it’s the magic word that everyone talks about when it comes to selling a home. When you list your home for sale, the first thing everyone is going to see is what it looks like from the outside, so it needs to look its best!

We told you about some simple DIY projects to do inside your home in a previous blog post. Now let’s focus on getting your home’s buyer to fall in love with the outside of your home. 

Of course, you already know that keeping your lawn tidy and your landscaping fresh is essential to making the house look well-maintained. But how do you go the extra step to give the house a wow factor? We’ve got 2 outdoor home improvements that will help you get the best offer on your home without breaking the bank.

1. Refresh the Deck

Your deck has done a lot of hard work for your home, and hopefully you have many happy memories about time spent there. But if your deck is showing its age and succumbing to effects of harsh winters and rainy springs, it’s time to give it new life. 

Believe it or not, sprucing up your deck is a project you can manage on your own. Before you start looking at lumber prices to replace the boards, try flipping them over. The undersides of your boards have been protected all this time, just waiting for their own chance to shine! Flip the boards, secure them properly, and stain the deck for a whole new look. You’ll be amazed at the result, and potential buyers will see a beautiful living space where they can make their own happy memories.

2. Convert the Yard to an Outdoor Room

Even if you already have a deck, extend your home’s living area even further by converting your yard into an outdoor rec room. Add patio furniture, a firepit, café lights, and lawn games to show buyers the potential for maximizing their lifestyle in the home. 

If you don’t have a deck, create a patio with pavers, or mark out a cozy firepit area with steppingstones. It’s also possible to build a ground level deck without digging footers, though you’ll need to check with your municipality for permitting requirements. With these simple amenities, you’ll show your buyers that there’s truly no place like home.

Improving your home’s outside appearance is always a benefit to its sale price. For additional boosts in curb appeal, try power washing the siding, painting the trim, or replacing the garage door. Need more ideas to make your house the most attractive it can be? Contact us to help you prepare your house for a quality offer. At and The Geoff Slick Team, we know what works when it comes to staging, updating, and repairing your home for the best listing price. and The Geoff Slick Team represents both buyers and sellers with exceptional, personalized service. We’d love to work with you in the Philadelphia suburbs including Doylestown, Lansdale, Chalfont, Perkasie, North Wales, Collegeville, Souderton, Gilbertsville, and many other locations in Bucks and Montgomery Counties.

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Updated: 1st October, 2018 1:16 PM.

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Updated: 21st October, 2019 2:34 PM.