Curb appeal will ensure that your home gets seen by the most prospective purchasers in a competitive housing market. Within seconds of seeing your home, buyers will have formed their opinion. They either like what they see and want to see more, or they won’t give your listing a second thought. This is why the exterior of your home shouldn't be an afterthought. If a buyer likes the photos from your online listing, they will do a drive-by or schedule a showing to see the home for themselves. 

Here are five easy and inexpensive updates to boost your home’s curb appeal:

A Fresh Coat

Paint your front door, shutters and trim to freshen up the exterior. Consider a vibrant color that complements your home style.


Replace your old house numbers, doorknob and mailbox. Everyone will come up close and personal with these fixtures- and they will judge your home based on these not-so-minor details. 


A popular Open House tip is to turn on all the lights to give your home a sense of warmth; as well as the exterior lights to welcome buyers in. 


For an inexpensive and low-effort way to add color to your home's exterior, keep a well-tended garden to allude to a well-maintained home.

Raise The Roof!

Fixing your roof isn't exactly a "cheap" fix, but it's worth the price as a home with missing or curled shingles isn't appealing to potential homebuyers. 

It can help to ask your real estate agent to offer some constructive criticism to help bring your home up to par. Their mission is the same as yours–to sell your home for the right price and in quick time frame.

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Use a Colour Palette

Whether you’re a black-and-white type of character or have an every-color-of-the-rainbow personality, creating a colour palette is a great idea when getting your home ready for showings.

An assortment of colours is great, but it’s important to make sure they all match and work well together. When it comes to staging your home, you want to create something that looks aesthetically pleasing to show off the quality of your home.

How to create a colour scheme

Step 1: choose the primary colour. This is the colour that you really want to use for a room. It should be a colour you love and look forward to seeing.

Step 2: decide where this colour is going. Will you use it for the walls or for accent pieces?

Step 3: pick other colours that compliment your primary, or statement, colour. If your primary colour is not going on the wall, choose a colour that will compliment your statement colour.

Step 4: as you design your room, stick to your colour wheel. Don’t stray from your colour palette and don’t pick too many colours.

Here's a tip: Your best bet is to use neutral colours for your walls. If you work with us, we bring our own staging equipment that suits every room to help set up your home.

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