As your family has increased in size, you may have outgrown your starter home and are now ready to move. Selling your old house is one of the most important steps toward purchasing and moving into a new house. Potential buyers will get their first impression of your home from the exterior. Here are some tips for improving your curb appeal to make sure that first impression is a favorable one.

1. Improve Your Lighting

Sometimes showing your home in the best possible light is literal rather than figurative. Updating your exterior lighting Winter Park can make your home seem much more inviting. 

2. Spruce Up Your Door

If you only have time to improve a couple of elements of your home, make the front door one of them. A fresh coat of paint and updated hardware on the front door will go a long way toward improving the appearance of the entire exterior of your home.

3. Ask for Help

When it comes to updates and repairs to your home's exterior, you may not know where to begin, especially if you're on a strict timetable. An extra pair of eyes and an expert opinion, such as from a realtor or home inspector, can be a big help.

4. Pay Attention to Your Roof

Potential buyers will notice your roof, even if you do not think about it much. A roof replacement is a last resort for improving its appearance, but it may not be necessary. A thorough cleaning may be sufficient unless you have damaged or missing shingles or other serious issues.

5. Try Pressure Cleaning

Using a pressure cleaner on your driveway, siding, deck, and other areas is a good way to dramatically improve your home's exterior appearance without spending a lot of money. You can rent a pressure washer if you do not have one already. Your local home improvement store should have rentals available.

If more serious issues exist, more extensive repairs and improvements may be necessary. However, you can usually make a marked improvement without spending a lot of money.