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Curb Appeal

How to get people to think, "I want to buy that house" when they drive by your property for sale


Curb appeal , we all know what it means. Most buyers these days look for homes via internet searches first. More often than not, buyers will drive by the home and shorten the list of the properties they want their real estate agent to show them. You may know when a showing is planned, but you may never know when somebody is driving by your property to decide whether or not they actually want to step inside. Here are a few important things to keep in mind when sprucing up your property’s curb appeal:
• First thing is to stop thinking about your property as your home. Look at your home from across the street and as many different angles as possible.
• Clean it up! This means different things in different areas. It goes without saying to keep your lawn clipped along with other trees and shrubbery. Get rid of all debris. Paint the fence and power wash your home. Clean windows inside and out.
• Add color. Plant flowers and hang potted flowers. Repaint that front door in a pleasing welcoming color. Don’t forget a new welcome mat. And, paint the front deck if it has been weathered.
• Winter curb appeal: Keep walking paths clear. Rake up dead leaves and remove all dead plants. You can’t do anything about the color of your lawn or plants, so think of where else you can add color. A winter wreath or a garland around a fence. Wreaths show warmth and can be spruced up for any season, and they can be hung in many places outside.
• Lighting especially during the darker months is important. Remember you never know when a potential buyer will drive by to check out your property. Make sure your outdoor lighting is on during the darker hours, and think about adding solar ground lights near walking paths or around special areas of your yard. Keep lights on inside. It is appealing during darker hours to see light through windows

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