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3 Ways to Kick Up Your Shuswap Curb Appeal

Now that summer has reached the Shuswap, it’s the perfect time to tackle those projects on your “Honey Do” list. Instead of thinking about the list as a collection of exasperating chores, consider that some of the activities can actually add personal enjoyment or value to your home in the event you’d like it to sell faster. Choosing to shift your perspective on the way you think about these tasks may motivate you to finally complete them – especially when it could mean more money in your pocket!


Have you heard of the saying, “you have to spend money to make money”? Well, that’s the case when it comes to taking your home’s curb appeal to the next level. A little money up front for these three projects can bring a great return on your investment when selling your real estate in Salmon Arm. 

 

1. Turn Up the Pressure – in a Good Way

One of the most surprising ways to breathe life back into the exterior of your home is to invest in a pressure washer and clean everything you can. You can rent a pressure washer from a local rental store, or invest in a unit for long-term cleanliness. Start at the front of your house and work your way to the back; pay close attention to the driveway, windows, house siding, and deck, as these are some of the main attractions for interested buyers.


2. Get Creative with Colour

A fresh coat of paint can make an influential statement as potential buyers pull up to the curb. Add a pop of colour to the front door, garage door, and the trim around the windows. This bright idea can set you apart from all the other homes on the block. If you’re in need of some inspiration, head over to www.behr.com for their most recent list of 2020 paint colour trends.


3. Take a Seat and Enjoy the View

The addition of a simple seating area on the front porch brings charm to your home. It allows buyers to picture themselves enjoying the house as their own, which can help generate a quicker sale! Purchase a couple of chairs and small table to fit between them, creating the feel of a perfect morning oasis. Remember to tend to the gardens too; pruning, cutting the grass and adding mulch around shrubs for a polished garden look.


As an added bonus, consider using a credit card for purchases (with the plan to pay them off right away) that gives you the best cash back or points rewards; this way you can save up your points or cashback for a little vacation after all of the hard work is said and done.


Roll up your sleeves and get to work tackling these three tasks because upping your curb appeal game may be exactly what gets your home noticed in the Salmon Arm real estate market. If you’re ready to list your house for sale, get in touch with me today!

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