Though this may seem like a rather silly little task, it will make all the difference when it comes to selling your home. This isn’t because potential buyers want to see clear numbers before they purchase your home – it’s because they need to be able to find your home if they want to find out more about it, or have a look.
If a prospective buyer can’t find your home due to a lack of visible house numbers, all of your other efforts to create lovely curb appeal may have been in vain.
If your house number is carved into the exterior surface of the building, be certain that it can still be seen from the street. If they are a struggle to see, and they are recessed into the brick or stone, simply paint the numbers a crisp, clean color, so that they will stand out.
A simple technique for completing this task quickly and easily is by using a cotton swab which has been dipped into paint. Carefully apply this into the engraved numbers. You’ll be surprised at what a professional result you can achieve.
House numbers that have been mounted onto the house, such as over the garage, should also be visible from the street. Make sure they’re in good condition, and still match your home. Perhaps the house has gone through some changes since the numbers went up, and now they’re not quite so stylish anymore.
If the house numbers are rusty, if they have pieces missing, or if a number altogether is gone, it’s a good idea to paint or replace them.
Replacement numbers are readily available at hardware stores and home building centers, and you can obtain some pleasant looking ones inexpensively. It will make all the difference to your prospective buyers.
The same goes for numbers that are located on mailboxes. If they are incomplete, torn, or otherwise unattractive, simply replace them or stencil new ones onto the mailbox.
This makes your home easier to find, more inviting, and gives an impression that your home has been well cared for.