Blog 4 Exterior Improvements to Make Your Home Sell Faster March 23, 2018March 26, 2018Chelsea WelshHome Improvement If you need to sell your home quickly, nothing does more to speed things along than improving your home’s curb appeal. While it may be a showplace inside, if potential buyers aren’t drawn to its exterior appearance first, they may never step foot inside your house. Here, Gutter Helmet® has laid out four exterior home improvements that will boost your home’s curb appeal, improve its resale value and help it sell faster. A new entry door. A boring front door isn’t going to do much to draw the eye of the buyer. Ditch your plain, uninteresting solid-panel door for a handcrafted wood entry door or a low-maintenance, energy-efficient steel or fiberglass door with beautiful decorative glass. These types of doors will not only improve your home’s appearance, they will also help you save money on your utility bills and increase the security of your home. Updated landscaping. Another factor that has a huge effect on curb appeal is your home’s landscaping. Spindly bushes and patchy grass will only attract the wrong kind of attention, so roll up your sleeves and make your yard more inviting. Start by cleaning up the yard; a clutter-free yard is not only more appealing, but also much easier to mow trim and mow. After the lawn is taken care of, move on to the flowerbeds. Dig up weeds, lay down some mulch and plant a variety of colorful, eye-catching flowers. Landscape lighting is also a good option to add interest and increase safety. A freshly painted exterior. Paint that is blistering, chipping or peeling is a big turnoff. If this is an issue for your home, you should repaint the exterior as soon as possible. But what color to use? When it comes to selling your home, it’s best to choose paint colors that appeal to the masses rather than your own tastes. This applies to the interior as well as the exterior of your home. Colors that are warm and inviting are best, and you can’t go wrong with a neutral shade like taupe. Install a gutter protection system. While most people tend to take their gutters for granted, they actually have a very important job. Heavy rain from spring and summer storms can wreak havoc on your yard and landscaping, as well as your roof and foundation, if your gutter system isn’t working correctly. Keep your gutters going strong for years by investing in Gutter Helmet® rain flow gutter protection. The gutters will never have to be cleaned out again, which is an excellent selling point. Find a Gutter Helmet® Dealer Near You If you haven’t yet added gutter covers to your existing gutter system, don’t delay any longer. The Gutter Helmet system keeps leaves and other debris from building up in gutters and downspouts, which prevents them from clogging, overflowing or detaching from the house due to the weight of layers of wet leaves and debris. And best of all, Gutter Helmet gutter guards are compatible with all types of gutters. Give us a call today at (800) 824-3772 to find an approved Gutter Helmet gutter guard installer near you. About Chelsea Welsh National Marketing Manager for Gutter Helmet®, Chelsea Welsh, MBA, has been a part of the Gutter Helmet team for 7 years and in the home improvement industry for over 13 years. Chelsea is a recognized expert in internet marketing strategies for the home improvement industry. She holds an MBA degree with a Master's Degree in Marketing. She lives in Louisiana and enjoys spending time with her two sons, Christian and Noah. For more from Chelsea, visit the Gutter Helmet® blog.