Curb Appeal


Just like it is in dating, the first 15 seconds can make or break your chance of a buyer liking your house.
Curb appeal is vital.

Start by standing across the street from the house. What do you see? Be objective.

Curb Appeal

 

  • Is your lawn neatly trimmed and edged, or is it possible your neighbors lost Pekingese is actually hiding beneath those long blades of grass that are gently waving in the breeze?
  • Add some color with flowers. Not a horticulturist? Not a problem. Buy a potted flowering plant that doesn’t need care (as long as Mother Nature rains a little) like a begonia, petunias or pansies.
  • Flowering plants are a great way to liven up a condo balcony, or put them on either side of the front door to frame it. Think of the front door as your initial smile on a first date – it should gleam.
  • Now’s the time for a fresh coat of paint.
  • Lastly, make sure your doorbell works.

The next step is to work on preparing the inside of your house and getting your kitchen ready to sell.  Make sure to read what to do when buyers come over