Want To Make Your Home Sell Faster? Enhance Its Curb Appeal

Enhancing your home's curb appeal is often key to selling it quickly. The exterior of your home is the first thing potential buyers see, and first impressions make a big difference when it comes to selling a home. Even the most gorgeous, immaculately kept interior may not matter if the buyer has been put off by a lackluster, or even ugly, home exterior. If you are selling your home and want it to sell fast, fix up the outside first. Here are some easy changes you can make that will be very attractive to potential buyers.

1. Get a Better Front Door

The front door is the focal point of the exterior of your home. Because of this, you really want it to look good. Sometimes, a simple coat of paint that brightens up the door and makes it stand out against the rest of the house (without clashing colors) is all you need. Other times, simply cleaning a dirty front door and polishing the door knob is sufficient to attract buyers.

Other times, you need an entirely new door. Aluminum doors are considered universally attractive. Wood doors with simply a coat of varnish and no paint are also lovely and give a house a desirable rustic look.

Windows in the door make the whole exterior of the house look charming. Add to that charm by adding pretty window curtains or a seasonal wreath to the door. Potential buyers will love it.

2. Give Your Garage Door a Makeover

If your house has a garage, the garage door is a large thing that is going to be very obvious on the front of your home. Making sure the door works is the first thing you should do. If the door is broken, sometimes you can do your own repairs with something as simple as a new garage door spring. Other times, a repair person will be required to make the necessary fixes.

Your garage door should be clean, free of rust or chipped paint, and without dents. Fix any of these things that you can. If your garage door is looking drab or doesn't create a charming complement to your front door or the color of your house, it may need a new coat of vibrantly colored paint.

Sometimes, you may need to replace to door altogether. If you replace your door, go with something that is modern-looking and attractive. Wooden doors, doors with windows, and insulated doors with weatherproofing are all good choices.

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3. Install a Pretty Mailbox

It may seem like a very little thing, but having a new, pretty mailbox makes a huge difference in how your house looks from the outside. A good looking mailbox enhances curb appeal a lot. Best of all, it doesn't cost a fortune to make this simple improvement.

Just make sure you follow any neighborhood or city regulations when installing your mailbox, and you should be good to go. Choose a style that matches your house or the houses around you. If you are mounting a new mailbox at the end of your driveway, plant some flowers around it or add a brick base (or both) to give it a really attractive look that buyers will instantly love.


It doesn't take much to make the exterior of your house look better. In fact, you can do most exterior improvements in a day or less for each one. The time you spend putting this extra effort into making your house look great will pay off more than you ever imagined when you have buyers clamoring to buy your house.