Having a welcoming home brings more leads and can increase how much money you will get in an offer, which is why curb appeal matters. In fact, curb appeal can increase perceived home value by 5 to 11%. So if your house is on the market for $100,000, an 8% increase from a $1,000 curb appeal fix will net you $7,000. But with all the curb appeal ideas out there, which ones do you start with?
Whether your budget is large or small, here are some of the best curb appeal ideas under $1,000 to help increase the “perceived” value of your home and increase your sales price!
13 Curb Appeal Ideas Under $1000
A newly painted color coordinated home will make your house look well-kept and refined. But limit yourself to two or three neutral tones so the house does not look too busy. If you want to add a pop of color, paint the door and your shutters to add some vibrancy.
Pro tip: Go with a popular color if you go this route. The wrong color can make a buyer skip your house because they will have to do more work if they buy your home and another home doesn’t need painted.
Cost: $500 and $2,000 depending if you DIY.
Clean and Pressure Wash Pavement, Features and Siding
Pressure washing is an easy curb appeal idea that increases your sales price as your home will look clean, fresh and newer. You can rent a pressure washer in hourly increments or by the day, and use it to clean pavement, fences, the siding on your house, and even brick or stone. A clean walkway and dirt free exterior are welcoming and will set the tone for your real estate photography to welcoming potential buyers in as they tour your home.