The Dallas real estate market is booming and it doesn’t show signs of slowing down. This means buyers have many home options to choose from. So, how do you make your property stand out in this very competitive market? Here’s a list of things to do to give your home an advantage and make it stand out among the rest!

Enhance curb appeal

There are many ways to add curb appeal to your home and plants are the least expensive option.  Adding plants, flowers or shrubs can enhance the look of your home at a relatively low cost.  You can even try adding a driveway or entryway gate. Whether you choose an iron gate or a wood gate, it is sure to enhance your curb appeal. Additionally, a driveway gate can increase your home’s value while enhancing security and privacy to your home.  An automatic driveway gate can range from $2,000 to $7,000 depending on the style and functionality of the gate, but it’s a worthwhile investment if you have the budget as first impressions are priceless.

Update your fixtures

Aside from adding a driveway gate, which can also give your home a more updated look, if you’re trying to update your home without spending a lot of money, think about updating your fixtures.  Upgrading your lighting and fans can be easy and affordable. As important as it is to keep the exterior of your home appealing, the interior is what makes the sale.  An outdated home can be unappealing and simply replacing fixtures can go a long way by giving your home a more modern look.

Update your bathroom or kitchen

If you have more money to invest, think about updating important rooms in your home such as the kitchen or bathroom.  For some homeowners, an outdated kitchen or bathroom can be a deal breaker so if you have some money you can invest, updating your bathroom or kitchen is well worth the investment.

Replace carpets or rugs

Details are important when buying or selling a home. Potential homeowners want to picture themselves living in the home when they view it.  Not very many owners want to spend money on remodeling or updating a home.  Replacing the carpet can make a good impression and the home can be perceived as a better overall value.

Clean and organize

Who wants to walk into a dirty or unorganized home? Decluttering a messy home is just as important as the actual appearance of the home. A clean and well-organized home makes it much easier for potential homeowners to picture themselves living in their new home.

Overall, the main message here is perception is reality. Most potential homeowners want a nice looking home and a good value for their money.  If someone walks into a clean, organized and updated home with a nice curb appeal, they are more likely to see themselves living in this new home, which will most likely lead to a purchase.

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