A home’s curb appeal ultimately has a lot to do with how well it sells. Right or wrong, home buyers are inclined to judge a book by its cover, and it doesn’t take much more than an unkempt yard or peeling paint to alienate them from the property. Home sellers who know the importance of a first impression can keep the following tips and facts in mind.
Potential Tomball home buyers are taking into account the condition of the shrubs, exterior components, and amenities—even if they don’t consciously realize it. A buyer knows on a surface level that peeling paint and wilted flowers are far from the worst things that could be wrong with the home, and yet that doesn’t always stop the buyer from immediately dismissing the home just a few seconds after they step out of the car. That’s why sellers need to take care of the cosmetic features of the home before putting it on the market.
Who’s Around You
The neighbors aren’t just judging the home on its own merits, but also the merits of the neighbors that surround it. If there’s serious neglect in the homes to the left or the right of the seller’s property, sellers may want to at least try talking to their neighbors. A seller could even offer to help their neighbors pick up their yard or paint the front side of the home. There are even charity groups in some neighborhoods who help long-term area residents get their home back up to code. Ultimately, this can improve everyone’s property values,
For sellers who want to go above and beyond, here are a few ways to take the property to the next level:
- Update the trim
- Replace the shutters
- Paint the garage
- Replace the front door
- Line the walkway with outdoor candles
- Weed the driveway
- Clean the windows
- Replant the garden
Sellers don’t need to invest too much time and effort into curb appeal, but there should be some level of attention given to the outside condition of the home. The more sellers take care of the details, the more buyers will know that the home was loved and well-cared for.