BlogFirst-Time Home SellersSellers July 7, 2021

5 Critical Curb Appeal Tips for Sellers

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When many homeowners are thinking about selling their home and putting it on the market, they are usually focused on how the interior of the home looks. Setting up the rooms and making sure that the quality of the interior is perfect is an important part of selling a home. One part of home selling that can be forgotten, but is single-handedly one of the most important, is the curb appeal. 

Curb appeal is the first impression that buyers get and can ultimately be a deciding factor in if they want to buy your home or not. It’s important that you spend time focusing on the exterior of the home as well; the outside paint, stairs, and the driveway. You want buyers’ first impression to be one that will convince them to look inside and investigate the house further. 

Here are a few tips to help you get the perfect curb appeal when you’re getting ready to sell your home


Start Online 


Most buyers start by looking at homes online, not in person. This is why people are willing to budget out a lot of money for their home real estate photographer since the pictures that buyers see online are what will grab their attention and convince them to check the home out further. 

You want to make sure that the pictures online of your home showcase your home’s curb appeal at its best. Make sure that your exterior is free of any clutter and it’s the best time of day with the best lighting. Remember that these pictures will play a huge part in what buyers first think of your company. 


Make Sure There’s Plenty Of Light 


This is important no matter what, but especially if you’re selling your home in the fall or winter when the days are shorter. You want to make sure that your home is shown at its best with lights lighting up the driveway and entryway. Most times showings will be after dark, so when buyers are walking up to your home you want it to be well lit. 


Highlight The Best Features Of Your Home 


Look around your home and decide what the best selling points of the property are and highlight them. If you think that your front windows are the best features of your home, then make sure that they’re free of clutter and they’re well-lit. A key way to ensure that buyers will notice your home’s best features is to make sure that their attention won’t go elsewhere. The exterior of your home will be the first thing that buyers notice, so having it clean and well-kempt is important. Power washing your home exterior and trimming your trees and bushes will make your home look clean and inviting, and it will allow buyers to refocus their attention on the other features of your home that they like. 


Choose The Right Paint 


Paint is what will leave the biggest impressions on people and can play a key part in whether or not they like the house. It may not seem like a big deal when you’re picking out paint colors, but it plays an essential part in whether or not you’ll sell your house. Even if it’s not your personal preference, make sure that you choose popular paint colors for the exterior of your home. 


Pay Attention To The Driveway 


This doesn’t mean that you’ll have to completely redo your driveway, you just have to make sure that it doesn’t look bad. When people see your driveway and drive on it, it should be free of cracks and weeds. This may seem like a huge (and perhaps unnecessary) task, but it can be quick to give it a refresh and can give lots of benefits. Some labor and weed spray can give your driveway the uplift that it needs! 


Are you ready to list your home? We can help! Reach out to find the perfect agent for your needs today.