FIRST IMPRESSIONS THAT LAST!
LET’S TALK ABOUT CURB APPEAL
Curb appeal is so important because it sets the tone for what the buyer is going to see inside. If a buyer likes the exterior, they will be predisposed to also like the interior and you are much closer to selling your home! Try to look at your home with a buyers perspective, stand out front and take a look from the curb (street). Let’s look at some items that you can do to sell your home faster and for a higher price.
Walkways and Driveways ~ Make sure walkways are clear of snow, weeds, or debris. Repair or replace cracked steps or pavers. Driveways should also be clear of vehicles, toys, and debris. Park cars in the garage or at a neighbors.
Landscaping ~ Keep your lawn mowed, edged and watered. Prune dead branches and plants. Weed flower beds and replace leggy, thin landscaping with fresh plants and flowers.
Exterior ~ Replace any loose or damaged roof shingles, clean the gutters, and caulk and paint window trim and doors. Repaint the front door an eye catching color that complements the rest of the exterior. Replace any broken windows.
Entry ~ Power wash siding, brick, windows, and porches. Paint or replace furniture such as rocking chairs and porch swings. Replace mailboxes, light fixtures, door knobs or any other fixture that looks less than fresh. Put out a welcoming new floormat!
Some parts of your home may require more work than others, but it’s well worth it to get buyers eager to see what’s inside.
Keep an eye out for my next blog – “Less is More”
Thanks for reading my blog. I welcome any and all comments and suggestions. Lori Killen, Associate Broker