Exteriors

The Importance of Curb Appeal

With spring in full force and summer quickly on its way, homeowners everywhere can be seen working in their yards on the weekends. There is just something about the beautiful weather that kicks everyone into high gear!

While most homeowners are focusing on their yards, gardens and outdoor entertaining areas simply for their own satisfaction and for guests to enjoy, there is another benefit to all of this work too. Did you know that you are actually helping to improve your home's resell value every time you make improvements outside?

When your house is on the market, the exterior details are the first thing that potential homebuyers will see. One tip from real estate agents is to stand on your front porch or steps for one minute, and take notice of all the things around you - both good and bad. These are all of the same features that potential buyers will see as they are waiting for the agent to open the lock box and let them into the home.

Did you notice the freshly planted flowers? Did you admire the pristine condition of the front porch? Did you see the light fixture that was covered in bugs? Did you notice the crack in the sidewalk? Take note of what you observe. If you do not like what you see, there is a very good chance that a potential buyer will not be a fan either.

You also need to take advantage of the fact that there are many homebuyers out there who simply do not want to have to focus on making improvements to the exterior of a home. They may find the process of purchasing a new home stressful enough, or they may have big renovation ideas for the interior of the home. Either way, updating the exterior of a house can seem daunting. Make it easy for them, and do the work yourself. It makes your home look great, which can help you get more money for the little bit of work you had to do.

It may seem too simple to believe, but some new flowers, fresh paint, a nicely staged patio and a yard that has been taken care of can instantly improve the resell value of your home. Take advantage of the sunshine, and start making improvements to your curb appeal this weekend.

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