The Importance of Curb Appeal

Curb-Appeal3Everyone knows that curb appeal is one of the most important factors when selling a home. Homes general sell quicker and for a higher price when there is good curb appeal. It allows you to attract more buyers, more interest, and more offers. When you’ve already done the work and the house looks great, it shows buyers that you take pride in your home and that it’s been taken care of. The increased interest and demand can drive the price up further.

First impressions count! Home buying is an emotional process. People want to “connect” with a home and have a good feeling about it—from the moment they first drive up, to walking throughout your home, and as they are leaving. Their experience starts with the curb appeal, which sets the tone for their entire visit, either positive or negative. Don’t forget to “welcome” your guests with a new front door mat!

Remodeling projects and the quality of materials may make a difference in resale. If you’re planning to update your home’s curb appeal or remodel its interior, ask me for guidance. I can tell you which improvement projects typically provide the most value upon resale in this market.