First Impressions Matter: Curb Appeal and Home Value

If you’re getting ready to sell your home, you might be thinking about all the repairs and renovations you need to make on the inside. But don’t forget about the outside! Curb appeal, or the way your home looks from the street, is incredibly important when it comes to selling your home. Here are a few reasons why:

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First impressions matter:

When potential buyers drive up to your home, they’re forming an impression before they even step inside. If your home looks run-down or neglected from the outside, buyers might assume that the same is true of the inside. On the other hand, if your home looks well-maintained and inviting, buyers will be more excited to see what’s inside. This creates urgency and will get you top dollar.

Curb appeal can increase your home’s value:

A home with great curb appeal is more likely to attract buyers and sell for a higher price. In fact, according to the National Association of Realtors, homes with high curb appeal can sell for up to 10% more than homes without it. It sets your home apart from the competition: If your home is one of many on the market in your area, you need to find a way to make it stand out. Great curb appeal can do just that. When potential buyers are scrolling through listings online, a home with an attractive exterior is more likely to catch their eye. They will likely favorite the property and go back to it again and again.

So how can you improve your home's curb appeal? Here are a few tips:

Keep it cleanMake sure the exterior of your home is free from dirt, grime, and cobwebs. Power-wash the siding, clean the windows and sweep the front porch.

Make sure the landscaping is neat– Mow the lawn, trim the hedges, and pull any weeds. Consider adding some colorful flowers or plants to brighten up the front yard.

Front door– Simple things like potted plants/flowers, a fun door mat, or a seasonal holiday sign/wreath, can really add to a homebuyer’s first impressions of the home.

Add some finishing touches– Consider adding a new coat of paint to the front door with a bright and cheerful color, replacing the house numbers, or installing new larger/modern light fixtures, adding trim on the doors/windows/shutters/etc, and beautification bark.

These small touches can make a big difference in how your home looks and sells!

In conclusion, don’t underestimate the power of curb appeal when it comes to selling your home. By taking the time to spruce up the exterior of your home, you can attract more buyers, sell your home for a higher price, and make a great first impression. I am a specialist at this and I can assist you from start to finish in getting top dollar in the quickest amount of time.