In the early months of 2021, the blazing hot real estate market is continuing across Kansas City. In December alone, in Johnson County, closed sales rose 19% over last year according to the Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS®.
This means buyers are still in the market and are still looking for their dream home. With cold weather and snow on the way, improving your curb appeal now will lead to a sold sign in your yard faster than ever. Let’s take a look at how you can increase your curb appeal and reach your goals in 2021.
Tip #1 - Keep Your Driveway and Walkways Clean
With snow on the way across the metro, no one wants to worry about slipping on their way into a showing. Do your part by keeping your pathways clear from snow and putting some salt down where potential homebuyers will park.
Tip #2 - Make Your Entryways Inviting
Entryways are one of the first impressions people take in when they arrive at your home. Sprucing up your porch is a must for curb appeal and is easy to complete. A fresh coat of paint on your front door and trim adds a pop of color and major appeal. Throwing a few potted evergreens by your front door also creates an inviting atmosphere to your porch.
Tip #3 - Make Sure Your Lawn is Neat and Tidy
Grass is difficult to keep up with in the winter months, but cleaning out your flower beds of dead leaves and twigs are not. Dead plants and cluttered beds can be a major distraction to potential buyers and should be one of the first things you tackle in your curb appeal plan.
Tip #4 - Clean Up Your Home’s Exterior
Faded brick and dirty siding are all major turn-offs. Renting a pressure washer to take care of the dirt and grime is easy and improves your home’s appearance. Replacing broken or missing address numbers is simple and can add a little style to your exterior also. When curb appeal is making such a large impact on the sale of your home, improving the appearance of your home is critical to your sale. Get the best deal you can and take these steps today to get your house sold.