As a real estate investor, you probably already understand the importance of curb appeal. A property that looks great from the outside will nearly always sell faster than one that doesn’t; the same principle applies if you’re trying to rent out an investment property. The neater and cleaner it looks on the outside, the more likely you are to find a tenant quickly.
The good news is that you can boost your investment property’s curb appeal in just one day — and you can do it without spending a fortune.
Quick Pick-Me-Ups for Curb Appeal
- Power-wash the exterior of the home, paying special attention to the porch and entryways. Statistics show that many potential buyers and renters drive by a home before they call and ask to see it, and one that’s sparkling-clean will get more attention than one that isn’t.
- Replace old house numbers with new ones. There are dozens of modern, attractive styles in nearly every home improvement store, and you might be surprised at how something so small can make a difference so big.
- Invest in flower boxes or live plants outside. Adding life to the porch or windowsills can improve curb appeal by leaps and bounds, and if you’re feeling extra-inspired, add fresh mulch to bushes and trees on the property.
- Stake out a new mailbox. Even a plain, simple box will do; you don’t have to choose something ornate (and you shouldn’t, especially if it’s out-of-place in the neighborhood).
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