Mar 10, 2021

Selling Your Home - Curb Appeal

There is not much you can do about the architectural style of your home.  It is what it is.  Some people like contemporary modern styles; others do not.  Most people like more traditional styles with "charm", which is something to think about when buying another home.  The key is getting a buyer to get out of the car and come in to see your home.   To make that happen, first impressions matter and that is called "curb appeal"/

There are simply things you can do to increase the curb appeal of your home.  Spruce up the landscaping.  Get rid of dead or overgrown plants.  Fertilize your lawn so it is nice and green.  Plant colorful flowers.  If there is wood work even if you don't paint the whole exterior of the house have the wood work painted especially the front door if it is a painted door.  Put trash cans away in the garage, or completely out of view.

Add some solar lighting just in case your buyers come back at night.  Neighbors can be a problem.  If you live in an area with an Home Owners Association, if any of your neighbors are violating the rules, have the HOA contact them to make them correct the problems.  A buyer will not buy your home if the one next door is an eyesore.  

Stand in front of your home.  If it is appealing to you, it will be appealing to a buyer.  If not, you have some corrective work to do.  At Paragon Home Resources, we work with families to sell and buy homes.  We can counsel you on curb appeal to determine the best return on investment related to monies you might spend to increase your curb appeal.  At the end of the day, it is all about getting the buyer to get out of the car and walk into your home.  Curb appeal is critical to making that happen.