David Pellettier Real Estate Blog

Thinking of Renovating? Look to the Outside

When most of us think about home renovation, we think of our home's interior. Here are some reasons why renovating your home's exterior could offer big returns.


You can sell your home faster: when it comes to home selling, appearance matters. Curb appeal is an important part of the home selling process, so getting your home's exterior up to par will definitely help. Home colour, front doors and garage doors are all things that grab people's attention right away. Updating one (or all three) could add a lot of value.


You can deter criminals: it's not usually a coincidence that homes which aren't landscaped are home to crime. Long grass and messy yards are great hiding spots for criminals, and targets for crime. Keeping your yard landscaped and well-kept will help your chances of falling victim to crime.


Build pride of ownership and community: upgrading your home's exterior can help you find a sense of pride in your community and your home. Renovations are contagious too, if your neighbours see the great upgrades you're making, they may be inspired to do the same. All in all, this adds greater value to your community as a whole, which is better for anyone who lives near you who may be selling.

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