Saturday, October 17, 2015

Curb appeal is the first impression that a Buyer has of your home.  Your front door or front porch can set the tone for the way a Buyer feels about the rest of the house.  It gives them an opinion before they even make it through the door to the granite countertops.

Negative curb appeal sometimes can not be overcome.  A Buyer may have such a strong opinion as we pull up to the home that they may not even want to see the inside.  Don't let this happen to you.

Sellers should create the best possible experience for a Buyer and that starts right up front. Here are some handy tips:

  • Clean up the yard - make sure that all of the trees and shrubs are well trimmed and remove any dead or dying plants.  Adding seasonal flowers can dress up any yard.
  • Keep the yard green and well manicured. Hiring a lawn service during the listing period may be the best choice.
  • If it is winter time - make sure that the front walkway is always free from snow and ice.
  • Park extra cars away from the house.  Store boats and RV's.  Overcrowding your driveway can be a negative.
  • Keep the front porch and doorway clean and free from leaves and spider webs.
  • Fresh paint - give the front door, shutters and porch a fresh coat of paint.
  • Hang a new wreath on the door that is seasonal and welcoming.
  • Add a pot of flowers to the front porch.  This provides a pop of color and flowers make everyone happy.
There are many inexpensive ways to give your home some much needed curb appeal.  Taking the time to make a positive first impression is the first step to getting a sale.

For more great seasonal ideas on curb appeal see House Beautiful's - 15 Ways to Inspire your Porch this Fall here.

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