It is well known in our industry that curb appeal is a home’s first impression, and the first chance to impress potential buyers.
You can wow buyers with a beautiful, well-trimmed yard or turned them off with dirty exterior walls and an overgrown dandelion-infested lawn. I have seen either one determine the length of time and the price that a home sells.
Improving a home’s curb appeal doesn’t have to be difficult and expensive. Simple things can spruce up and refresh the front of your home quite a bit. Some sellers buy a new welcome mat or repaint a front door and eliminate weeds in the front yard. Others get more involved with repainting the entire home or replacing all of a home’s windows.
Before putting your home on the market, it is important to make sure that the home is prepared outside as well as inside so it sells quickly and for the price you want.
You can find more tips and information on the best ways to make the front of your home welcoming for buyers at HouseLogic’s spotlight “Your Home’s First Impression. Is it a Good One?”
Check out the National Association of Realtors®’ 2016 Remodeling Impact Report: Outdoor Features. It has interesting data on how landscaping can affect your home’s value, especially if it has great curb appeal. It actually beats out indoor projects when it comes to adding value to your home!
And, be sure to speak with an experienced Realtor® about the importance of landscaping and a well-maintained exterior and ask them about ways to improve yours when trying to sell your home.
In the more than two decades that I have helped clients and friends buy and sell their homes, I have gathered a lot of information about the types of changes to landscaping and the façade of a home that make a huge difference and are worth the investment in time and money.
Just give me call at: (360) 701-4223 or email at Cyndi.Nelson2@gmail.com.