Curb Appeal – it’s a phrase we all know well, whether we are dealing with real estate or just taking pride of ownership in where we live. In real estate it is an extremely important factor in selling your home. It creates the first impression upon pulling up to a potential new home, and it can set the tone for the rest of the showing or open house. And these days, buyers are often times researching prospective new homes on the internet where they can find its address, prompting a drive-by to see what the neighborhood is like as well as if the house is actually true to how it appears in its online photos. Don’t miss your opportunity to make a buyer’s first impression a great one, especially now that Spring is here and more and more buyers are out looking. Here are some tips to boost your curb appeal from RISMedia.
+ Clean up your yard to create a clean, tidy space. After plants and trees have endured the winter, they aren’t looking their best, so cut them back, rake up the dead leaves, put down fresh mulch, and just generally make things like manicured. This can work wonders and show passersby that your landscaping is taken care of.
+ Bring color to your yard by planting new flowers, trees and shrubs. Now that spring is here, plants and flowers are begging to be planted, and it can add a vibrancy to your home’s exterior, making it more lush and alive. There are so many types of flowers out there to choose from; get inspired by visiting your local nursery or check with a professional for their advice.
+ Pay attention to the backyard as well as the front. A homeowners sanctuary can be their backyard. It’s a space for privacy, relaxation and fun (think backyard barbecues!), so you want buyers to get that same sense when they visit. Make the space green, place some outdoor furniture where people can imagine having their alfresco dinners in the summer, and perhaps even add some raised beds where you can plant some veggies and herbs. Help the potential buyer imagine all of the wonderful activities that can happen in the backyard.
These tips are great for anyone looking to do a little bit of Spring cleaning at their home. Nothing is more welcoming than a beautiful, well-kept home, so get started with these simple and effective tips.
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