Curb appeal is a home’s first impression, and the first chance to impress potential buyers. Whether buyers are amazed by a beautiful and immaculate yard or turned off by dirty exterior walls and an overgrown lawn can meaningfully affect the speed and price at which a home sells. Improving a home’s curb appeal can be as simple as repainting a front door and getting rid of weeds in the front yard, or as involved as creating an outdoor lighting design and replacing all of a home’s windows. Before placing a home on the market, it is important to make sure that the home is prepared – inside and out – so it sells quickly and for top dollar.
Check out HouseLogic’s spotlight ‘Your Home’s First Impression. Is It a Good One?’ for more information on to best way to improve a home’s facade. Chat with someone who recently bought a home in your area about how curb appeal influenced his or her decision to purchase. Speak with a REALTOR ® about the importance of landscaping and a well-maintained exterior when trying to sell a home.