What is curb appeal and why does it matter to a homeowner trying to sell their property?
Curb appeal in its most basic sense is the beauty of your home from a front elevation view. Basically, how does your home look while standing in the street facing the home? Curb appeal when trying to sell your home is very important. As a homeowner, pay attention to the details. Try to have your lawn cut, your flowers looking lively and colorful, your sidewalks clean of debris, etc… The house itself should be appealing as well. This includes ensuring the paint is fresh, the brick is clean, the awnings are functional, the shutters are in pristine condition, and so forth… Why does all of this matter? It is the first thing the buyer sees when they get out of the car. You are giving the buyer the impression that the interior and foundation of the property itself have been kept with the same great care as the landscape, front elevation, etc… Never miss a chance to impress a potential buyer. This includes making sure the sign in the yard is clean and upright. If you are having an open house, try to make sure your balloons are fully inflated and not “dead” looking. Pay attention to the details and you will distinguish your property amongst the competition.