If you’re planning to sell your Anchorage AK home this spring, it is essential to make your home stand out from the other properties also hitting the market. You will want to ensure that the necessary repairs have been made and the home is priced properly to attract buyer attention, but one aspect you’ll also want to focus on is curb appeal.
Curb appeal—or grooming your home’s exterior appearance—is never more important than in the warmer months when everything begins to thaw and everything around your property is visible. Your home should make a great impression from exterior listing photos, making buyers want to come knocking on the door, and curb appeal is what can make that happen. But that doesn’t mean you need to break the bank!
Below are five budget-friendly curb appeal tips for your Alaskan home this spring:
Replace the house numbers
This is one of the most inexpensive projects you can complete, and yet can make a big difference for your home. You can find house numbers for as little as $5 per number, in a variety of styles, and they take just a few minutes to install.
Hide trash cans
Perhaps you’ve groomed your Alaskan home to be the envy of the neighborhood, but there are two large trash cans blocking the view. Take care to remove any eyesores, maybe placing them behind a small fence or even in the garage. If your air conditioner is visible from the street, consider installing lattice around it just to keep it from altering a buyer’s impression of the home.
Add subtle decor
Just as with the inside of your Alaskan home, you’ll want to maintain a neutral exterior to appeal to the majority of buyers. That doesn’t mean you need to avoid all decor, but simply stay away from large lawn ornaments. Homeowners can bring in shutters and even a seasonal wreath to add character and charm without overwhelming buyers.
Power wash the exterior
The winter in Alaska can take a toll on the exterior of your home, so give it a deep cleaning! Power wash the siding and even the driveway to remove any grime, dirt, or salt stains that may have accumulated over the past few months. You’d be surprised how fresh and new your home can look!
Paint the accents
You don’t need to repaint your entire house to give it an updated feel. Try painting just the accents, including the trim and front door. Not only does this cost less than paint for the whole property, but it takes less time and has just as much of an impact— whether you go with a new color or simply apply a fresh coat of the same.
Ready to list your home in Anchorage or the surrounding Mat-Su Valley? Give Northern Edge Real Estate a call today for more information about preparing your home for sale and what your home might be worth in today’s market.
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