Written by: Dina Sosa – Broker Ivester Jackson | Christie’s Int’l Real Estate
You have one chance to make a first impression. You want your house to be memorable. Curb appeal is essential and one of the best strategies for influencing buyers and leading to the success of selling your property!
Walking around the exterior of your house and noting anything that needs to be cleaned, repaired, or replaced is a great place to start. Remember two sets of eyes are better than one.
START AT THE TOP:
Make sure the roof is in good condition. A good cleaning of the roof’s covering and gutters will up your property’s appeal factor.
Polish your house up with a new coat of paint, if needed, or just refresh the trim. Remember the outdoor furniture and plant containers need to look pristine too.
Pull the curtains and blinds back. It is a prettier view not only from the inside but from the outside as well. Clean windows reflect the beauty of the outdoors and make your house appear brighter. Try and keep your window treatments uniform from the street view.
THE PRESSURE IS ON:
In this competitive market you want to showcase your property. Pressure washing decks, sidewalks, and driveways is a cost efficient way to increase your curb appeal and make your house stand out in the crowd.
LIVEN THINGS UP A BIT:
Add some living plants and flowers to the yard. Freshen up mulch to make the colors and textures pop. From brightly colored flowers to hardy succulents, sprucing up the yard will make folks stop and take notice.
SHED SOME LIGHT:
Adding outdoor lighting will unveil the house and yard to potential buyers who drive by at night. You never know when your property’s next owner is going to pass by.
ACCENTUATE THE POSITIVE:
The exterior should demonstrate your pride of ownership while inspiring potential buyers to take a closer look. Promote the property’s outdoor spaces while creating curiosity to see the inside and take a closer look.