When selling your Beverly Hills home, you want to do everything possible to stage it well in order to improve your chances of selling your property. One of the most important areas you can upgrade in order to achieve the best possible selling price is that of your exterior.
Curb appeal goes a long way. To determine which areas of your Beverly Hills home’s exterior could use a refresher, walk around your yard and make note of anything you don’t like the look of. For an extra bonus, ask someone who doesn’t maintain your property for their advice.
Practical Ways You Can Increase Your Beverly Hills Home Curb Appeal
1. Fix anything uneven, broken or missing.
Buyers have a keen eye and will notice that crack in the sidewalk or the crooked step. Rusty gates and rails are an eyesore for potential purchasers that you want to avoid.
Buyers aren’t your only nemeses when it comes to selling, however. Home inspectors will look even harder. Ensure that all of the following are fixed for a smooth sale:
- Rotting wood/termite damage
- Crumbling or pulling away of brick mortar
- Bowed exterior walls
- Tree branches extending too closely to power lines
- Deteriorating exterior paint (a frequent concern about this is whether it contains lead)
2. Clean up clutter.
This is the quickest way to improve the curb appeal of your Beverly Hills home. Clutter gets in the way of a buyer seeing the beautiful architectural form of your home. So don’t cloud their eyes with junk. Get rid of it!
3. Repair anything that is broken or ugly.
Broken shutters, metal awnings, metal mesh security doors and dead plants can turn buyers away in an instant. Iron bar fencing and chain link fences are also turn-offs. Replace ugly/broken features with more updated ones.
4. Give your lawn a touch up.
Ensure that your lawn is getting enough water and spread seeds in any areas that could use a little more coverage. Set your mower deck at the highest level to keep your lawn looking as nice as possible. In the spring, use an herbicide to prevent weeds from growing. If your lawn is beyond your help, consider hiring a landscaper!