Curb appeal is the first impression your home gives when you have it up for sale. Potential home buyers in Vancouver want to see the exterior and then become so captivated that they ask to see the interior too. You might be thinking that upgrading your property’s curb appeal will cost a lot of money, but there are cost-effective ways recommended by Vancouver realtors to give your property more curb appeal today.
Let’s learn how.
1. Paint the Front Door
Adding a bold statement to the front facade of your property is a way to attract attention from potential buyers in the area. The key to choosing the right colour, though, is picking one that plays off other colours around the exterior. This means that if you have red flowers in the garden, you can paint your door red, too.
2. Install a New Doorknob
Nothing says “open me,” like a shiny, new doorknob. While it is a very small accent, a doorknob is relatively cheap and come in a wide variety of styles. You can also enhance security, making potential buyers feel safer, by upgrading to system with numerical locks.
3. Create Symmetry
One way to drive people to look at your home is to give them something pleasing to see. You can do that by creating symmetry. Do this by having dual light fixtures on either side of the door, like lantern-style sconces or even an even number of solar lights along the hedgerow. Be sure to coordinate the hardware too. Another way is to have two urns of plants on either side of the door and a similarly designed wreath hanging up—which can be swapped out with the seasons.
4. Cheerful Doormat
Place a welcome mat out front as a way to greet visitors and have them keep the dirt on their shoes outside where it belongs. It’s a thoughtful gesture, and helps keep your home clean during open houses as well.
5. Replace Old Hardware
There are a number of accents on the exterior of your home that can be swapped out to generate a feeling of “newness.” For example, you can change out the house numbers or switch up their location. You can get a new mailbox, fix the light fixture on the patio, get new flower pots, and so on. If you are looking to update these elements, opt for oiled bronze finishes for older, traditional style homes and brushed nickel for contemporary properties.
6. Window Boxes
No one can deny the charm that comes from some window boxes and lovely flowers. This is a simple and effective way to add colour to the exterior of your property without breaking the bank. You can choose a wide variety of boxes and styles, or you can even make your own. Be sure to choose flowers that match the aesthetic or the colour of your door!
There you have it—6 ways approved by Vancouver real estate agents to create instant curb appeal and get more people interested in your property. By simply updating some old hardware and adding colourful features, you can give your property in Vancouver a new breath of life without breaking the budget.
For more Vancouver real estate tips, contact Paul Eviston (604-737-8865) or his team of Vancouver real estate agents at Remax Select Properties. Our office is located in Kerrisdale, Vancouver and we specialize in Downtown Vancouver, East Vancouver and Westside Vancouver real estate.
Learn more at www.pauleviston.com