Tips for Sellers: Use Curb Appeal to Your Advantage

by Paul Ferreira 10/06/2019

For home sellers, getting the best price for your residence likely will require you to upgrade your house's curb appeal. If you dedicate time and resources to bolster your home's curb appeal, you may be better equipped than ever before to enjoy a successful property selling experience.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you improve your home's curb appeal.

1. Fix Damaged Home Siding

Cracked or chipped home siding is unlikely to do you any favors. In fact, damaged home siding may prove to be an instant turn-off to prospective buyers.

Fortunately, repairing cracked or chipped siding can be fast and simple. If you fill in any cracks or holes in your home siding, you can eliminate these eyesores without delay.

If you want expert help with house siding repairs, home improvement professionals are available in cities and towns nationwide. These professionals are happy to work with you so you can quickly fix damaged home siding and boost your house's curb appeal.

2. Perform Lawn Care Tasks

Mowing the lawn, trimming the hedges and performing other lawn care tasks is key for home sellers. If you maintain a neat, tidy lawn, you could help buyers see your home's full potential.

Of course, you should continue to perform various lawn care tasks regularly until your residence sells. You never know when a potential buyer may pass your home, and as such, a pristine lawn is paramount to help your residence make a positive first impression.

3. Eliminate Clutter

If you have plastic flamingoes, lawn gnomes and other decorations scattered across your home's front lawn, you may want to remove these items for the time being. Otherwise, it may be tough for buyers to envision what life may be like if they purchase your residence.

To cut down on clutter, you can always host a yard sale or list any unwanted items online. You also can donate any items you no longer need to a local charity or give them to family members or friends.

As you prepare to sell your house, you may want to collaborate with a real estate agent as well. A real estate agent can offer plenty of tips so you can upgrade your house's curb appeal, along with recommendations to help you streamline the home selling process.

Let's not forget about the assistance a real estate agent can provide as you evaluate an offer to purchase, either. A real estate agent can help you weigh the pros and cons of accepting a homebuying proposal. He or she is ready to respond to any house selling concerns or questions you may have, too.

When it comes to selling a home, it generally is a good idea to improve your house's curb appeal as much as you can. Thanks to the aforementioned tips, you can enhance your home's curb appeal in no time at all. And as a result, you can make your home an attractive option to prospective buyers.

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Paul Ferreira

Luxury Home Specialist (20 years experience) Specialties: Listing Agent, Consulting, Marketing Service My philosophy is simple: My clients come first, I pledge to be in constant communication with you, keeping you fully informed throughout the entire process. Third-generation realtor since 1997. 1,310 Properties Sold and counting. $406,891,007 in closed sales. Consistently ranked among the elite agents across all of RE/MAX (Top 1 %). Always striving to lead the field in research, innovation, education and service. Understanding that buying or selling a property is more than just a transaction:It's a life-changing experience. I take great pride in the relationships I build, always working relentlessly on my client's behalf and strategically helping them achieve their real estate goals. I have spent my life living and learning this business from my mentors, my mother and grandfather, two generations of entrepreneurs who were top producing real estate professionals. Their training was a valuable asset that appears in my results. Real estate brings a culmination of the great interests in my life: strategic theories, mental competitive sports (poker, chess), athletic coaching and marketing (promotional & digital). These interests combined with my experience and enthusiasm produce the results my clients have come to expect while also giving them the winning edge. The National Association of Realtors statistics says 87% of all real estate transactions are done by 13% of the Realtors, Not all Realtors perform at the same level. Want To Know More? I Welcome You To Contact Me 203-209-8111