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The Importance of Curb Appeal

The Importance of Curb Appeal

Selling your home can be one of life's most stressful events. You want it to sell quickly—and preferably, above the asking price! Keep in mind that over 90% of buyers will see your home for sale online first, then drive by before they even call their Realtor to view it or attend the open house! That is why professional staging, photography, and curb appeal are paramount to ensure you attract the best buyers, not just any buyer. Curb appeal sets the buyers' expectations for what they'll see inside the house. Pay particular attention to the front entrance where the buyers will be waiting while their agent allows access. The first impression of the home is critical. Sometimes homeowners may overlook minor details that accumulate over time when they have lived in a property for an extended period. Ensure light fixtures are wiped clean and working, and the doormat is new. This is a good time to replace the old mailbox and exterior light with modern black ones, which are an inexpensive fix. We recently did this for a home, and the inexpensive detail added an immediate modern feel to the front entrance. Keeping your exterior lights and patio lights on during the evening, as buyers often drive by in the evening as well, knowing there is additional outdoor space will be appreciated.

If the landscaping, for example, is unkempt, the buyer may assume that the house has not been maintained. You want buyers to know your home is as well maintained on the inside as outside. Add fresh mulch around plants, reseed the bare patches on the lawn, and add some colorful flowers to the garden beds. Remember, your entrance sets the tone for the entire presentation. That is where the buyer’s attitude begins. Selling a home for top dollar takes more than putting a for sale sign on a yard! Details matter and are noticed. Photo of a home we helped sell- in multiple offers and above asking. 

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