Selling your house can be a tricky business. When people buy homes, they do not evaluate its price with complete objectiveness. Objective measures play their role but the subjective measures have an important role as well. So, if you spend wisely, many outdoor home improvements can give you up to 500% return on your home improvement investment. Following are some outdoor home improvements that every homeowner should make before selling their home.
1. Maintaining the Front Gate
Whether it is a front door or a front gate, having an old and worn out one can significantly decrease your home’s value, and even put off the prospective buyer. You can choose to repair and paint your door or install a new door completely. This can prove one of the best investment you make.
2. Power Washing
Power washing and window cleaning is another great investment with highest returns. It can increase the value of your house significantly and help it sell quickly. If you have the right equipment and time, you can do these tasks yourself. Otherwise, you can hire a professional service to do it for you.
Landscaping costs money, but the increase in the value is far greater than the invested amount. You do not necessarily need very costly plants; although, a few good plants would not hurt.
Paint the exterior of your house. The outdoor portion of your house endures the weather and requires frequent paints as compared to the indoors. Again, paint is one of the best investment, with the highest return on investment, that you can make before selling your house.
5. A Good Mailbox and House Numbers
An outdoor mailbox is never out of fashion. A beautiful mailbox and house number installed outdoors is another small outdoor home improvement investment that has a very high return on your investment.