Enhancing Your Home's Curb Appeal
Curb appeal - that first glimpse of a property which can sometimes make or break a potential sale. This important piece of the sales process is critical to success in selling. It’s been said that curb appeal can mean as much as the interior of a home when it comes to making a sale. As the saying goes, “You only have one chance to make a first impression.”
There are many ways to improve your curb appeal and make your home shine. Some are quick and easy fixes, others may take more time and money, depending on the condition of the home.
The more expensive and intensive choices include things such as:
- Pouring a new walkway, steps, or driveway
- Painting the exterior
- Hiring a professional landscaper
- Installing a new garage door and opener
- Re-sodding a lawn
Less expensive options, easily accomplished by a homeowner are:
- Powerwashing the house
- Refreshing shutters with new paint
- Installing a new front door
- Adding flower borders
- Planting some trees
- Replacing a mailbox
- Using rocks for interest in planting beds
- Installing solar illumination on pathways
These suggestions can go a long way to improving the overall perception a prospective buyer has when viewing a home for the first time. Don’t lose the chance to make the very best first impression!
At Thomas J. Real Estate, Inc. we have a Certified Professional Stager on staff to assist our agents. Before you list contact us to help you obtain more money at the closing.