Tips for Making a Good Impression
First impressions are pretty important. Take a tip from the dating world, first impressions matter.
Now is a good time of year to work on beautifying your home exteriors. In the real estate world we call this “curb appeal“.
- Lawn: Invest in fertilizer, mulch and $30-$40 in flowers. Trim bushes and pull weeds. A snappy appearance can edge out the competition of other homes on the market.
- Exterior: Paint your front door with a fresh coat of paint, pressure wash the exterior of the home and sidewalks.
- Research: Take a trip to Lowe’s or Home Depot to take a look at what type of exterior light fixtures are in style. Watch HGTV shows like “Curb Appeal” for more tips.
- Picture perfect: A picture is worth a thousand words. Take a digital picture of the outside of your house and ask a friend or neighbor for an opinion.
Basically when it comes to creating curb appeal, sellers should tidy as if they were getting ready for a family gathering or event. If somebody drives by your house and it doesn’t look inviting they are not going to stop.