First impressions are everything. And as we all know; you never get a second chance to make a good first impression.

According to the National Association of Realtors, over 60 percent of homebuyers will drive about and take a look at homes they saw and liked online.

But just what will they see when they drive up to your home?

Your home’s exterior, including your driveway, front porch and even your mailbox should be serving as a precursor to what a potential homebuyer can expect to see when they take a look inside your home. If you have a cluttered front porch, a rusty mailbox and cracks in your driveway, chances are nobody is going to want to see the rest of the house.

You don’t want this. William Raveis, your realtor in Vermont, offers curb appeal tips.

Flower Boxes

If your home is lacking vivid and bright colors, flower boxes can add some much-needed pizzazz. You can have flower boxes installed on your front porch railing or under the windows of your home if that is what you prefer. This is an inexpensive and easy project that you could do all on your own in one afternoon.

Exterior Lighting

We are willing to bet you have never given your outdoor lighting a second thought. The chances are pretty good that your front porch light fixture is out of style and faded. A new light fixture will make all the difference in the world not only for the look of your house, but for safety considerations as well.

Plant a Tree

One of the most popular ways to add curb appeal to a house is by planting a tree or two. But before you do this task, consider how tall the tree will grow and how it might affect your home.

Spiff Up Your Mailbox

Whether your mailbox is located on your front porch or at the end of your driveway, it could be a serious eyesore. If you don’t wish to buy a new mailbox, painting your existing one will do wonders to how your home looks.

Paint the Front Door

You can breathe new life into your home for around 30 bucks. A gallon of paint is all it takes and you can transform your faded and dirty front door into a magnificent door that attracts positive attention.

Outdoor Art

Give your front yard a little moxie and curb appeal by simply adding some outdoor art. You can find a piece that complements your home’s natural palette or find something that reflects your personality.

You can even choose to add a sculpture, a birdbath or even a metal cutout. You can add windchimes to your front porch as well. Just make sure they aren’t too loud as you don’t want to disturb the neighbors.

Selling your house becomes a lot easier if your home has great curb appeal. If you are ready to buy or sell, we are here for you. Give William Raveis a call and schedule an appointment today.