Enhance the Curb Appeal of Your Fairbanks Home

When preparing to sell your home in the Fairbanks real estate market, it's incredibly important to maintain the exterior of your property. As a Fairbanks real estate agent, I can tell you that curb appeal is the first thing potential buyers will notice. Whether they're driving around your neighborhood or have come across your home in an online search, first impressions are important to enticing potential home buyers to want to learn more. To give you a competitive edge against your neighbors, here are a few ways you can enhance the curb appeal of your Fairbanks home.

Give your driveway a facelift
If you have an asphalt driveway, you can reseal it for a couple hundred bucks. Though this is more for long term maintenance than for instant curb appeal, it will prevent moisture from seeping under the asphalt and causing it to buckle in the future. For an instant upgrade, consider installing a border along the driveway for a crisp, elegant look. Bricks, pavers, or stone can all be used to give color and texture to an otherwise uninteresting feature of your home's exterior.

Pick out some new hardware
Hardware is often overlooked, but can be very effective in defining the overall look of your Fairbanks home. Replace the handle on your front door, install some decorative house numbers on your siding, and upgrade your porch light fixture. Even if you just do one of these things, the subtle update won't go unnoticed by potential home buyers.

Give the front door a fresh coat of paint
You'd be surprised at the difference a fresh coat of paint can make! You can either re-stain a wood door, or give it some personality with a bold color. Whatever you decide to do, be sure it complements the style of your Fairbanks home. This is one of the least expensive upgrades you can make to your exterior and can be done in a matter of hours. 

Plant flowers in front of your home
There's no easier way to add a pop of color to the exterior of your Fairbanks home than by incorporating flowers into your landscaping. There are a variety of gorgeous plants that require little to no maintenance, which happen to thrive in Northern climates. What more could you ask for? Consult a local landscape nursery to learn about the specific plants that will work well with your property.

If you'd like more tips on how you can improve the curb appeal of your Fairbanks home, please let me know. I have extensive experience helping sellers prepare their properties for sale in the Fairbanks real estate market. I'd be honored to do the same for you! I look forward to chatting with you when you're ready to get started.

Wes Madden, CEO/Broker
Madden Real Estate
(907) 452-3000

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