Are Your Neighbors Talking About You?

CURB APPEAL!! Does it make a difference when selling your home?  As a real estate agent, I often consult sellers on what they can do to improve the curb appeal of their homes as they enter the marketplace. Making a good first impression is absolutely important and does make a huge difference, especially in a shifting market where there is much more competition, and there aren’t as many buyers.

If the front of your home lacks curb appeal, it won’t matter how beautifully staged the inside of your property is. If your home looks terrible on the outside, some buyers won’t even want to see it on the inside. So, let’s review a few things you can do to spruce up your curb appeal.

Get Rid of the Cobwebs

You don’t want your home to appear spooky and unkempt. Cobwebs can appear in unexpected places, lurking in the corners and nooks of your home. A good power washing will help eliminate the webs, dust, and other forms of dirt from the exterior of your home.

Get Rid of Plastic Furniture

Yes, plastic furniture is affordable and easy to care for, but it certainly can lower your curb appeal. According to Catherine Mack, co-owner of the House Buyer Network, “If you cannot afford to replace plastic furniture with high-end pieces, it is best to store them away when not in use and until your home is sold.” This means that less is more!

Clean Dirty Windows and Shutters

As a homeowner, you probably don’t notice how the exterior windows or shutters look from the outside. But, as a potential buyer or someone passing by, they can take notice. Dirty windows can make a home’s front exterior look old and unkempt. Always take the time to clean them to get the extra added gleam to your home.

Clear the Driveway

Nobody likes to see a bunch of junk in a driveway when they pull up to a property, like rundown vehicles and trash bins, especially buyers. Make sure to move away cars and pull the trash cans to the side yard or garage if possible. If you have the extra funds in the budget, resealing your driveway is an easy and affordable way to eliminate oil stains and concrete cracks.

Spruce up the front yard

Having to redo landscaping can be very expensive. Most of the time, just throwing down some mulch or rock in areas that need attention can do wonders and add freshness to your yard.

Contact Us For More Tips

I hope this was helpful. If you want more tips on ways to enhance your property’s curb appeal before you list, give us a call to chat, and we would be happy to share tips and tricks, as well as provide you with a local market update.