IS 'CURB APPEAL' REALLY THAT IMPORTANT WHEN SELLING YOUR HOME? YES - HERE'S WHY

IS 'CURB APPEAL' REALLY THAT IMPORTANT WHEN SELLING YOUR HOME? YES - HERE'S WHY

Do you remember the first time you shopped for or purchased a home? If so, think back to that moment. What did you first notice? Do you remember certain aspects of the home's appearance or some unique landscape feature? Was it the bright color of the freshly-painted door or the glossy sheen from the clean windows?
 
The concept of 'curb appeal' – how your home appears when viewed from the curb – is an important one, especially when selling your home. Below we'll share why.
 

Give A Strong First Impression

The first impression that your home gives will last. If your paint is fading or chipped, your siding is damaged, your roof is in disrepair, or your gutters are hanging loose, what do you expect a potential buyer to think? It's safe to assume that if you can't pull the weeds in the garden or rake up the leaves, other maintenance issues may lurk.
 
Remember, your goal is to sell your home quickly and for the best price. Potential buyers will want to explore further if your house looks in perfect shape from the outside.
 

Appeal To The Drive-By Buyers

You may not be aware, but many potential home buyers won't bother connecting with your real estate agent or attending your open house events. Instead, they'll drive by to get a feel for how the house and property look from the outside. Some might also peer into your backyard or take a quick look around the lot. Your home must always appear in peak condition during the sales process. You may lose out on a potential sale if your curb appeal declines.
 

Set Your Home Apart From The Neighbors

Contrast is another important reason for focusing on your home's curb appeal. Potential home buyers will compare your house with others on the same street and across the neighborhood. If your house is the best-looking one on the block, it's more likely to sell for a high price than if it's the runt of the litter.
 
When you're ready to list your home for sale, our professional real estate team will happily share more curb appeal tips. Please call us at your convenience – we look forward to connecting with you.

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