Most homebuyers, after seeing the listing for a home that interests them, will drive past the home for a brief look before deciding whether to request a showing. If you’re like most agents, you know that the importance of curb appeal can’t be overstated. If your clients are feeling overwhelmed by their pre-sale to-do list, have them start with these basic curb appeal tips.
Curb Appeal Tip #1: Cleaning and Minor Repairs
Cleaning is the first step. Ensure that all windows sparkle, the porch is swept, concrete is clean and the home’s exterior is free from dust and grime. Renting a power washer can be an excellent investment here. Additionally, the porch light should be clean, bright and free from cobwebs and dead bugs.
There’s also a lot to be said for making the minor repairs that are so easy for busy homeowners to put off. Touching up paint, patching cracked or pitted concrete and replacing torn window screens are a great way to show buyers that the home is well maintained.
Curb Appeal Tip #2: An Inviting Entryway
A new door or a fresh coat of paint on the existing door can transform the look of a home. Other ways to make the entryway entice homebuyers to want a closer look include:
- New house numbers
- New (or freshly painted) mailbox
- Potted plants or flowers flanking the door
- A tasteful, seasonally-appropriate wreath
Curb Appeal Tip #3: Low-Maintenance Yard
Not only should the yard look neat and uncluttered, it should appear easy to maintain. Fresh mulch in all planting beds is a must, and consider using mulch in a tree ring to cover bare dirt beneath any trees. Keeping the lawn mown, edged and free from weeds will make yard care look effortless—a huge selling point for many buyers.
Win Tickets To Nashville Home Show
In honor of Curb Appeal Month in August, EXIT Southeast is giving away 5 pairs of tickets to Tennessee’s largest and longest running home event, the Nashville Home Show. HGTV Curb Appeal expert John Gidding will be hosting multiple sessions at the event, September 8-10, at the Music City Center with 300+ home experts, DIY inspiration, popular food blogger demos and more. To enter, like and share this post on Facebook or email [email protected] We will draw random names to win and mail tickets for personal use or to give to potential clients. Deadline for entry is September 1, close of business.
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