Why Curb Appeal is Important When Selling your HomeIan Klein
We’ve all have heard the saying “Never judge a book by its cover.” When it comes to selling your home, first impressions are crucial. Just like a first date or job interview, curb appeal is all about the visual attractiveness of a house and knowing that you have something valuable to offer.
When you’re selling your home, it’s not just about recent renovations or how many bedrooms there are. Curb appeal can make or break a deal. Check out how you can impress potential buyers.
But why is curb appeal important?
Your home is the first thing buyers see from sitting inside the car. It shows potential buyers what kind of homeowner you are, which can be a deciding factor, as to whether they would like to do business with you or not. Having curb appeal can also make your house stand out, especially in a popular neighborhood. You can easily increase the value of your home.
How sellers can attract buyers
Sellers need to set a sufficient amount of time both inside and outside of their home. Curb appeal has always been around when it comes to selling your home, but with another first impression now appearing from online photos, homeowners need to take it a step further.
- A Well-maintained Lawn/ Landscaping
A garden and lawn is one of the most important parts of the house exterior. If left untidy, it can suggest you haven’t cared for it in years. If should be noted this isn’t something you need to maintain every day, once a week is more than enough. You can weed the garden; plant seasonal flowers and making sure your sprinklers are working properly. Bonus: Window boxes are a big hit when it comes to curb appeal, and there are many easy DIY projects.
- Driveways and Paths
When thinking of what you can do to attract buyers, driveways and paths are often forgotten. You have to assess the overall state of the driveway, whether it is paved or a dirt road. If your driveway is in good condition just make sure there are no weeds growing in or along it.
Although the backyard is not the first thing potential buyers see when walking up to the front door, this is where the internet can help show off your backyard online. Therefore, make sure your backyard is well maintained. If you have a green thumb, create a small garden. You can go as simple as adding patio chairs and clearing any clutter. If you have an in-ground pool, make sure to repair any damages to the deck or interior surface of the pool.
Are you ready to show your home?
If you put some TLC into your home, you can easily increase your chances of selling quickly and over the asking price. Don’t forget there are many easy and simple DIYS that can make all the difference for your home. A home always needs to look presentable during the day and at night!