“Buyers decide in the first eight seconds of seeing a home if they're interested in buying it. Get out of your car, walk in their shoes and see what they see within the first eight seconds” -Barbara Corcoran
If you research how to sell a home, you will certainly be told to focus on curb appeal.
A new study looking at the impact of curb appeal found that the attractiveness
of a home can boost its value by 7% or more. A potential sale is toast if a
buyer won’t even get out of his agent’s car because the exterior of your home
turns him off. So open your front door and step outside. Look at your home.
Does it make you want to enter? Does the house welcome you?
If not, start with the front door. Make it urge people to
turn the handle and come inside. Paint it and consider adding a seasonal wreath
or other minor decoration. Repair door handles or replace if necessary.
Clean the glass in the front door and the windows. Remove any
personalization from the door like ‘Welcome to the Smiths’.
Clear the sidewalks and mow the lawn, trim shrubs and low hanging
tree branches. Paint faded window trim and plant some colorful flowers if the
season allows. Make sure visitors can clearly read your house number.
Make it "appealing"!
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