The first impression whether you are buying or selling is very important. Just like with friendships, the first impression will hold sway over other opinions and critiques made, so make it a good one.
Curb Appeal Affects Buyers
You want your potential buyers to take notice of your home from the instant they pull up. If it looks uncared for or cookie cutter like every other house in the neighborhood, they may just continue driving.
There are a few things you can do to the home’s exterior to increase curb appeal:
- Check the trim and make sure it is in good repair. This includes the shutters, window sills, fascia and soffit under the roof overhang.
- Make sure the gutters are cleaned out and draining away from the house.
- Inspect and repair any wood rot that the home inspector will pick up on.
- Fencing should be secure and in good condition.
- Touch up any exterior paint, doors, window trim, etc.
- Store Trash container and debris out of sight of the roadside.
- Make sure the yard looks well cared for, the grass is cut, if you have pets make sure the waste is cleaned up and prune any shrubberies.
These are just a few things that can help your prospective buyers take a second look at your home.
Enjoy your day and come back often to see my other posts and search for your new home or do some research on selling yours.