With the weather beginning to warm up and the official start of spring nearly here, many homeowners in Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, and Northern Virginia are looking for ways to improve their property. But if you’re one of those making a home to-do list this spring, it’s important to consider the projects that will be worth your while in terms of boosting curb appeal and adding value.
Consider the following home projects that will pay off when it comes time to sell your home in the Metro DC area:
Clean it up
Before you can start on improvement projects like adding new landscaping or painting the shutters, start by giving your home’s exterior a good cleaning. Power wash away all of the grime, dirt, and mildew that could have built up over the long winter. Wash the windows, inside and out, and don’t forget to wash away any dust or dirt on the garage door. In some cases, simply washing your home can add thousands to the sale price.
Grab your paintbrush
Giving your home’s exterior a fresh coat of paint might be just what you need to grab Washington DC area buyers‘ attention this spring. This is one of the easiest and most effective projects to complete—although it can be costly—as both the appraiser and buyer will see the value.
Groom the yard
Your home’s lawn is a major focal point, especially in the spring. Take the weekend to clean up any branches and debris from around your home and groom any overgrown hedges, bushes, trees or plants that may give a DC area buyer the wrong impression.
Add new landscaping
Once your yard is cleaned up, you can start to plan for new flowers and other landscaping. Add fresh mulch around your trees, place a few pots filled with flowers by your front door and give your window boxes a fresh look.
Do you have an old porch light that has a mind of its own? Now is the time to replace fixtures like outdoor lights, mailboxes, and house numbers. These may be small touches, but they can have a big impact on giving your home an updated feel.
Questions about selling your home in Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, or Northern Virginia? Wondering what your home might be worth in today’s market? Give The Estridge Group a call today!
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