For condo managers, attracting buyers and keeping current residents happy is essential. Enhancing your condo property’s curb appeal can help you do both! Here’s how:
1. Keep your lawn well groomed
If your condo property has a lot of lawn, as many do, it’s important to keep it well groomed. Your lawn will be one of the main things people see when they drive by or approach the property, so keeping it trimmed, watered and free of weeds is important for making a good first impression.
2. Plant flowers, shrubs & grasses
Your lawn shouldn’t be the only living thing on your condo property, and never underestimate what flowers, shrubs and ornamental grasses can do to boost your condo’s curb appeal. Choosing low-maintenance flowers and shrubs can add colour and texture to your landscaping, and ornamental grasses can be used strategically to enhance your property’s best features.
3. Warm up the entryway
If your condo property has one or two main entrances, it’s important to make them welcoming and visible. Consider adding a couple of planters to give the entrance to your building an upscale feel, and ensure the entrance has proper outdoor lighting so that guests and residents can find it easily and feel safe at night.
4. Refresh the paint
Check the exterior paint job of your condo property — it’s a good idea to give these areas a refresh and a fresh coat of paint. Cracking or faded paint on trim can look unsightly, and it’s important to let residents and potential buyers know that the property is well-maintained down to the smallest detail.
5. Give common areas a boost
Curb appeal goes beyond the initial first impression, and ensuring that every part of your condo property is beautiful and well-maintained is essential, even the areas that are hidden from the road. Outdoor common areas can be enhanced with pergolas, seating, lighting and plants to give your property a cozy and welcoming feel that current residents and potential buyers are sure to appreciate.