Is ‘Curb Appeal’ Really That Important When Selling A Home?

Do you remember the first time you shopped for or purchased a home? If so, think back to that moment. What did you first notice? Do you remember certain aspects of the home’s appearance, or perhaps some unique landscape feature? Was it the bright color of the freshly-painted door or the glossy sheen from the clean windows? By making your home appealing to a first-time homebuyer, you are opening up your pool of options.  The concept of ‘curb appeal’ – how your home appears when viewed from the curb – is an important one, especially when selling a home.  

Give A Strong First Impression

The first impression that a home gives is one that will last. If the paint is fading or chipped, siding is damaged, the roof is in disrepair or gutters are hanging loose, what would a potential buyer think? It’s safe to assume that if you can’t be bothered to pull the weeds in the garden or rake up the leaves that there may be other maintenance issues lurking.  Remember, the goal is to sell the home as quickly as possible and for the best price. If the house looks like it’s in perfect shape from the outside, potential buyers will want to explore further.  

Appeal To The Drive-By Buyers

Many potential home buyers won’t bother connecting with a real estate agent or showing up to open house events. Instead, they’ll drive by to get a feel for how the house and property look from the outside. Some might peer into the backyard or take a quick look around the lot as well. It’s critical that the home appears in peak condition at all times during the sales process. If the curb appeal declines, it may end up losing out on a potential sale.  

Set The Home Apart From The Neighbors

Contrast is another reason why focusing on curb appeal is important. Potential home buyers will be comparing your house with others on the same street and across the neighborhood. If your house is the best-looking one on the block, it’s more likely to sell for a high price than if it’s the runt of the litter.  When you’re ready to list your home for sale, our professional team will be happy to help get your financing options set up for your next home. Give us a call at your convenience – we look forward to connecting with you.

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