If you want to start flipping houses and have just purchased the first home, the home is probably not in very good shape. Because of this, you need to make the right changes to get it ready to flip. Below are two of these changes to help you get started.
If the exterior of the home has not been taken care of, the home will be harder to sell. People take into consideration what the exterior looks like, and this is their first impression of the home.
If the home is painted, there should be no chipped paint or the paint should not be dirty in any way. If it is chipped in only a few places, you can likely touch it up with some paint and a paint brush. If there are multiple areas that have problems, you should consider hiring a houses painter to paint the entire house. You could even paint it a different color if you prefer.
The front door should be inviting as well, so give it a new paint job. Choose a paint that matches the home or choose a contrasting color. For example, if the home is painted grey, you could paint your door yellow. Put a pretty wreath on the door and, if there is a porch, put some rocking chairs on it, along with a small table.
Landscaping is a great way to increase the curb appeal of the home. If there are bushes in the front of the home, trim them so they are uniform in shape. Place mulch around them to make them look well cared for.
Flowers can go a long way for curb appeal, but you don't want to overdo it. The homeowner may see a large flower garden and not like the idea of taking care of it. Instead, plant a few colorful annuals in an empty space, or you could put some flowers in containers and group them together.
Fragrant flowers in pretty containers sitting next to the front door work well, as the potential buyer will smell the lovely fragrance as they walk through the door. Some very fragrant flowers include:
Hire a landscaper if you need help with this, as they can help you give the landscaping the right look.
For more information and advice on flipping homes and searching for homes for sale, talk to your real estate agent, as they are your best source of information when it comes to selling a home.