First impressions are incredibly important, especially when it comes to selling your house. Strangely enough, many people spend so much time readying the inside of their house for sale, they forget to clean the outside, too. You may have heard of curb appeal: it’s the visual impression your house makes to anyone viewing it from the street or curb. The idea behind creating curb appeal is to give your house an inviting look that makes the potential buyer want to stop and see the inside of your house. Spending some time focusing on curb appeal can really help you attract more buyers—and sell your house faster.
Clean and Repair the Outside of Your House
There’s nothing that says “buy me” more than a clean and appealing house. A prospective buyer’s first glimpse of a house is outside—at the curb. Whether you’re preparing to sell your house, or you’ve already got a “For Sale” sign stuck in the yard, you can always boost the appeal of your home’s exterior.
One of the best ways to increase curb appeal is to invest in a bit of landscaping, or spend some time retooling what you’ve got. You don’t have to spend a fortune to add a little landscaping to the front of the house. There are some practical things you can do:
Here are a few more tips to help your house look its most appealing:
by Sherry Kinkoph
Source: Idiots Guides
Maria Krahn is an Affiliate Broker with Marx-Bensdorf, REALTORS... Maria has earned the Senior Real Estate Specialist designation as well as the Accredited Buyer Representative designation..
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