Curb appeal - maybe an overused phrase? According to studies, buyers are extremely influenced by curb appeal. People really do want to buy a beautiful home - and the view from the curb is key to enticing them to make an appointment to see more.
This newer home in a great neighborhood had so much going for it - especially a fantastic back yard. While discussing curb appeal with the owners I recommended several things - one of which was painting the front door. I recommended a few bold colors which would draw attention to the front door and add come much needed contrast to this manilla view.
The owners really hesitated to paint the door a bold color, but rather than discard my recommendation, they decided to drive through some high end neighborhoods and see how they compared. Very quickly they realized the value of zipping up their door color. Custom homes usually have rich colored doors, and more visual interest than this cream colored home.
The door knob was brass and worn, which they replaced with a new oiled bronze color set which matched the light fixture. Other changes are also being made over the next few days which will add some finishing "zing" on their curb appeal project.
Thinking about preparing your home for sale? Starting at the curb and implementing a few simple changes can have a huge impact on how buyers will perceive your homes value. Spend a little time cleaning away the cobwebs, painting the door, cleaning the kick plate or changing hardware and see what a difference just simple changes can have on your curb appeal!
Want more ideas on how to create great curb appeal or increasing the odds for a quick sale? Creative Concepts and Contracting offers professional home staging and contracting services for Salem Oregon and surrounding areas. Contact us for recommendations that can set your home apart on the internet and in person at 503-881-0886!