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Is ‘Curb Appeal’ Really That Important When Selling Your 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? The concept of 'curb appeal' โ€“ that is, how your home appears when viewing from the curb โ€“ is an important one, especially when selling your home. Below we'll share why. Give A Strong First Impression The first impression that your home gives is one that will last. If your paint is fading or chipped, your siding is damaged, your roof is in disrepair or your gutters are hanging loose, what do you expect a potential buyer to 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, your goal is to sell your home as quickly as possible and for the best price. If your house looks like it's in perfect shape from the outside, potential buyers will want to explore further. Appeal To The Drive-By Buyers You may not be aware, but many potential home buyers won't bother connecting with your real estate agent or showing up to your 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 your backyard or take a quick look around the lot as well. It's critical that your home appear in peak condition at all times during the sales process. If your curb appeal declines, you may end up losing out on a potential sale. Set Your Home Apart From The Neighbors Contrast is another reason why focusing on your home's 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 real estate team will be happy to share some more curb appeal tips. Give us a call at your convenience โ€“ we look forward to connecting with you.

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 … Continued

Buying a New Home? Make Your Move Easier With These 3 Purging Tips

Buying a New Home? Make Your Move Easier With These 3 Purging Tips

Are you thinking about buying a new house or apartment? While the prospect of a new home is undoubtedly exciting, you may be dreading the thought at having to pack everything up and move. In today’s blog post we will explore three tips for purging old, unwanted, or forgotten items before making a move into … Continued

4 Mistakes That Plague First-Time Home Sellers and How to Avoid Them

4 Mistakes That Plague First-Time Home Sellers and How to Avoid Them

Are you thinking about selling your home? If this is your first time going through the selling process, you may be wondering just how well things are going to go. Selling a home is usually a smooth process โ€“ there are thousands sold each day โ€“ but issues can arise if you’re not careful. Let’s … Continued

Make 2018 the Year You Escape the ‘Rental Trap’

Make 2018 the Year You Escape the 'Rental Trap'

Are you growing tired of paying rent each month and not building your net worth? Being stuck in the ‘rental trap’ isn’t much fun, but if you are determined, you can break out. Let’s explore some of the steps that you can take to make 2018 the year that you become a homeowner.   Rent … Continued

Buying an Older Home? 3 Key Flaws That Could Spell Trouble

Buying an Older Home? 3 Key Flaws That Could Spell Trouble

Are you a fan of homes with a bit more character than newer, modern designs? Whether in pristine condition or more of a “fixer upper,” buying an older home is incredibly popular in cities across the country. However, there are some key factors to consider if you’re thinking about buying a home built decades ago … Continued

3 Strange Questions Potential Buyers Might Ask & How to Answer Them

3 Strange Questions Potential Buyers Might Ask & How to Answer Them

Are you listing your home for sale now, or in the near future? If so, you have probably come to terms with the fact that soon you’ll be having strangers tour through your home asking all kinds of questions about it. In today’s blog post we’ll take a look at three strange questions that buyers … Continued

Buying a New Home? 4 Key Questions to Ask Your Mortgage Advisor

Buying a New Home? 4 Key Questions to Ask Your Mortgage Advisor

Are you in the market for a new home? If you are planning on borrowing some or most of the home’s purchase price, you’ll want to prepare yourself for the mortgage process. Let’s take a look at four key questions that you will want to ask your mortgage professional when you first meet to discuss … Continued

4 Common Remodeling Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

4 Common Remodeling Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Investing in your home by remodeling or renovating is an excellent way to increase its value. However, a significant renovation project can quickly turn into a disaster, especially for those who are inexperienced. Let’s take a look at four of the more common home renovation mistakes that homeowners make and how you can avoid them. … Continued