Given current real estate trends, if you’re thinking about selling your Denver home, now is the time! Whether you’re looking to upsize, downsize, or sell a second property, the real estate market right now is so flooded with buyers that most sellers are seeing an excellent return on their initial investment. However, the caveat here is that May and June are generally the biggest months for real estate transactions because a large chunk of buyers want to close on the home and move in when the kids are out of school for the summer. What this means is, if you’re planning to sell your home this summer, it’s time to do those little jobs around the house, tidy up, and get your home on the market! And, as so many of those home selling shows on TV will tell you, curb appeal can have a major impact on your sale.
Curb Appeal High-Points
There are a few different levels to sprucing up the outside of your home, depending on how well kept your home and landscaping are. For instance, if you and your family go out and take care of the gardens every Saturday morning like clockwork, you probably don’t need to invest much, if anything, in making sure your green spaces actually look green. Just be sure weeds are pulled and bushes are trimmed back enough that they aren’t serving as camouflage for your home’s structure.
In addition to your landscaping, your home’s exterior is important for drawing buyers in. First impressions are extraordinarily important, after all. Peeling paint and worn bricks with missing mortar will tell buyers that your home has seen some tough wear. The implication buyers will assume is that the inside of your home has seen just as much wear, which may make them expect a plethora of repair needs and drive them away. The best way to avoid this happening is to make sure the outside of your home looks sparklingly clean and well-maintained.
Sprucing Up Older Homes
If you’re one of the lucky homeowners who has not needed to replace your roof or siding because of hail, your home’s exterior may need a bit of extra help before you put it on the market. New siding can make your home look like it’s brand new again, and those initial impressions could mean you have several buyers interested in your home right from the start! Power washing, sanding, and restaining old wood siding is a good start, but may or may not give your home the fresh look it needs if your siding is too old. Or, if you have worn beige bricks you don’t like the look of, siding can be an excellent way to cover up that dated style without tearing your home’s exterior off entirely.
Before you put your home on the market, make sure it’s primed properly to sell well. Call the siding experts at DJK Construction, Inc. We will come install siding for homes and commercial properties in Denver, Colorado Springs, Boulder, and along the Front Range. Contact our siding experts today to get started!