Curb appeal trends!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Hamm Homes

Now the think that impress people are different then years ago.  Now you should look at some of the following:

Rethink Front Door - One of the first thinks a visitor touches should look well- kept and attractive.  The cheapest option is to repaint it, and people are getting more adventurous wit colors choices for the door.  Replacing the door is always a option also.  

Light the Way - Some home scrimp on the porch or entrance way lighting.  Cleaning globes and replacing bulbs instantly brings new life to your evening facade.  New fixtures are inexpensive and can usually be owner installed.  other options are led bulbs.

Refinish sidewalks and driveways.  Just as upscale look to stone upgrades exterior walls, stone or brink makes a huge improvement to unsightly cracked concrete walks and drives.

Check your Mailbox.  Even a mailbox will give a good look is it is new and has a artsy mailbox and post.

 

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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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Even if the concrete is in good shape, a thorough pressure washing of the driveway and sidewalks is so important. Thanks for the reminders, Will. D

Apr 05, 2017 08:17 AM #1
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Carissa Dodds
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Great tips! Thank you

Apr 05, 2017 08:25 AM #2
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Brian England
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Great tips my friend!  Is the Red door still desired by buyer's?  I have heard that, but never really had a buyer fall in love with a home because it had a red door, haha.

Apr 05, 2017 08:28 AM #3
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Paul Antonelli
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I think the porch and sidwalk ligthing plays a big part, especially when many buyers tend to drive by homes in the evenings as well. I'm one that likes to take notice of mailboxes too. 

Apr 05, 2017 08:43 AM #4
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Will Hamm - Easy tips that every seller should follow. nicely done! My latest listing the owner replace a standard front door with a tripple wide all glass and wood door that was pushed out and reframed. Money well spent. 

Apr 05, 2017 08:45 AM #5
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Curtis Van Carter
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Will

Dang if it aint that olde first impression, cheers cvc ps this is written as I wanted to make a point!!

Apr 05, 2017 12:58 PM #6
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Nina Hollander
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All great tips, Will, for updating one's curb appeal. As I always tell sellers, if you don't capture them as they step up to the front of your property, you've lost them no matter how nice the interior.

Apr 05, 2017 02:37 PM #7
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Ginny Gorman
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Will, there are so many curb appeal things to do...especially painting a home...everyone has a ladder and cans of paint really are not that expensive.  I don't get how people miss the simpler items that you mention!

Apr 05, 2017 04:56 PM #8
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Lou Ludwig
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Will

Your post shows good insight on curb appeal.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Apr 05, 2017 07:55 PM #9
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Karen Hellier
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Good ideas for people to keep in mind, Will Hamm. Especially no0w that spring is here and people are putting their homes on the market. Thanks for sharing.

Apr 05, 2017 08:25 PM #10
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Jim Cheney
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Good attitude Roy, get them to walk in the house already liking it.  Most agents are not that ambitious are they.  

Apr 05, 2017 09:23 PM #11
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Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group - Alexandria, VA
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Will, the front door makes such a big difference and all of these are great tips for sellers. Curb appeal matters and making the right first impression is so important.

Apr 06, 2017 04:24 AM #12
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Michael Jacobs
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Hi Will -- making the right first impression can make a difference from a drive by showing to actually stepping over the threshold.  

Apr 06, 2017 07:25 AM #13
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Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
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Hi Will, sellers have only one chance to impress, make it count. If the home doesn't have the curb appeal, buyer's expectations of the interior will be low if they end up entering the house.

Apr 06, 2017 08:56 AM #14
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Hello Debb and Bernie,  You are so right about this.

Apr 06, 2017 09:26 AM #15
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Debbie Reynolds
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The condition of the front doors make impressions so need to be in good shape and have pretty hardware, Will.

Apr 07, 2017 08:55 PM #16
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Mailbox shopping is on our OWN list....think of it everytime we drive in or out...and then...life gets in the way !

Apr 09, 2017 05:31 AM #17
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
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Good morning Will. First impressions really do matter. When I bought I skiped those that were unappealing.

Apr 12, 2017 05:50 AM #18
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Nathan Gesner
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A really good home can languish on the market or get a low offer if the exterior is not cleaned up. Thanks for sharing, Will!

Apr 12, 2017 06:25 AM #19
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Inna Ivchenko
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I'd also add splashes of colors by planting flowers or leaving some nice pots on the porch. Looks great on the pictures and in person . 

Apr 12, 2017 07:02 PM #20
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