Cashing In on Curb Appeal

The key to getting top dollar for your home is to create huge demand with a massive supply of buyers.  In order to get as many people through the door as possible, your home has to stand out from the competition.

There's no need to completely overhaul your home's exterior as it's often the little details that increase the visual appeal of a property.  Here are some ideas that will dramatically improve your home's curb appeal:

  1. Perfect Porch - Wind chimes and a few comfortable chairs set a tranquil tone and solar lights will highlight your home and add a welcoming glow.

  2. Peeling Paint - You want buyers to see that your home is well cared for so paint or power wash the exterior and clean all of the windows.

  3. Accessorize - Replace outdated fixtures such as your mailbox, door handle and porch light and make sure your house numbers are attractive and visible from the street.

  4. Landscaping - Cut the grass and trim hedges and trees.  Well kept flower beds show pride of ownership and a few large pots full of bright flowers will accentuate the entranceway.

  5. De-clutter - An uncluttered exterior is as important as an uncluttered interior so put away tools, toys, bikes and gardening equipment.

  6. Watch Your Back - When buyers drive by your home, they’ll usually try and get a glimpse of the backyard so make sure it also gets top notch treatment!

Just as people judge a book by its cover, buyers make assumptions about the interior of your home based on how the outside looks.  It's therefore important to make a great first impression beginning at the curb.  Your efforts will significantly increase the chances of your home selling quickly and for top dollar!


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