The curb appeal of a home refers to the value of its exterior. A home with curb appeal is attractive to the eye and inspires confidence. The aesthetic look of a home’s exterior can tell what someone can expect to find on the other side of the front door. Great curb appeal helps sell a home faster and for more money because of its positive effect on buyers.
Here are a few reasons curb appeal is important when selling your home.
It’s the Buyers First Impression
Your home’s curb appeal is the first thing buyers see when they drive to the property. Buyers immediately assess the exterior and landscaping, forming their initial impression. This first reaction is very powerful and can instantly set the tone of the tour and affect how buyers perceive the rest of the property. If their first impression is negative, then the rest of the home will suffer for it.
Reflects the Homes Overall Maintenance
The state of a home’s exterior usually matches the interior. If the grass is long or full of weeds, the paint on the house is faded or peeling, and there are cracks in the driveway, buyers will be very wary of what other maintenance issues could be awaiting them inside. These issues instantly translate to dollar signs and stress for home buyers, so they will likely move on to the competition to avoid them.
Helps Your Home Stand Out
Bland or bad curb appeal makes a home forgettable. If yours looks great with a beautiful green lawn, colorful landscaping, and a freshly painted exterior, it will stand out from all the other listings that aren’t putting as much effort into it.
With photos becoming the catalyst for a buyer’s initial impression, many online viewers could skip over a listing due to an unsightly appearance from a quick snapshot. Plus, staging eye-catching steps or a porch can create more compelling shots to wow potential buyers!
Tackling your home’s curb appeal is a great place to start when preparing your home for a sale, along with staging the interior!
At Sunshine Premium Properties, we can help you sell your home fast and efficiently for the best possible price. Our knowledgeable real estate agent, Monica Mendivil, specializes in meeting the needs of local Kissimmee, Reunion, and Celebration home sellers.