Lets Talk About Curb Appeal!
Lets Talk about Curb Appeal
Think of the curb appeal as being a sellers window, like choosing a restaurant in a tourist destination, it’s either the way a place looks or a specific feature on the menu (eg. fresh homemade biscuits). It only takes a glance for someone driving by your home or seeing the first photo online to decide whether they want to see more... so the first impression needs to be a great one!
Buyers are drawn to welcoming, uncluttered yards. There are a few areas that are of primary importance. Symmetry appeals to the eye so the overall appearance of the home needs balance. If you drive around your neighborhood or one that you find really attractive, note what appeals to you about the homes you like best.
Door and Entry areas, even small ones can create a feel of a grand entry with just a bit of effort
The mailbox should complement the home, a new one is an inexpensive plus
Make sure the exterior trim and shutters are in good repair
Here’s an example where the seller made small changes for maximum impact to their home’s curb appeal by having comfortable patio furniture on the front porch, adding a wreath, adding the splash of blue on the front door and the new post and lantern at the base of the driveway. This home sold within days and for over asking price because multiple parties were interested right away.
Backyard appeal is important too--especially if it can be seen from a public area.
Buyers are starting to picture themselves at home, so make it feel like an oasis
Curb appeal is critical to the sale of your home and will give the best liklihood of attaining the highest price in the shortest amount of time. It can draw in buyers and set your home apart from the competition. Also remember that most buyers don’t want to take on major renovation projects unless there’s a large price reduction that’s well below market value.