Curb Appeal!

By: Lee Ann Samuels, Supervising Broker

People ask:

“What is curb appeal?”

“Why do I have to mow my yard?”

“Why would flowers help my home look inviting?”

“Why do I need to paint my home?”

Why Curb Appeal Matters:

First Impressions are everything at least when it comes to Selling your home. According to the National Association of Realtors 63% of homebuyers will drop by after viewing homes online to see the exterior.

What is Curb Appeal:

Curb appeal is how attractive your home looks when a Buyer first pulls up to look at your home. According to a study done by Michigan State University, a home with good landscaping and good curb appeal can increase perceived home value by 5 to 11%.

Your home’s exterior is like the cover of a book, setting the stage for what’s inside!! Whether you are interested in selling or just want to make some improvements for your enjoyment, adding curb appeal is the easiest and often the least expensive way to make your home look nicer and boost its value.

Here are a few Ideas to How You Can Wow Home Buyer’s

Add Green and Plant Color:

One of the most obvious and best ways to boost curb appeal is to add some fresh greenery and flowers. Don’t worry if you don’t have much time and money to spend. You can add some planters, flowerpots, and window boxes very inexpensively.

Act Like A Buyer:

Walk all around your home take notes on what looks “off” and needs repaired. Get in your car and drive by slowly during the day and at night. You might see something you’ve never seen before. Like a Frisbee on the roof!!

Look Up In The Sky:

Take a look at your roof. Is yours missing any shingles, is it dirty and streaked? A good cleaning is in order or does it need replaced? If necessary, a roof replacement will up your home’s curb appeal and the value.

Add Some Polish:

Painting the front door, trim, and shutters if you have them is a great way to polish the look of your home.

A new mailbox, new porch lights, and a new welcome mat may make all the difference in a Buyer making an offer on your home or not.

Have fun with these projects.