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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
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I have a Client Appreciation Program (CAP) where I send out monthly Items of Value to my clients that provide information that either they or someone they know will find useful. These Items of Value do not always revolve around the real estate market, but can range from being a reminder about a postal rate change, to ways to protect your identy, to ways to increase knowedge about going green. This month, with spring coming upon us, I would like to relay some information about increasing your homes value through curb appeal.
In today's times when you are getting ready to sell and know that you will be competing with many homes in your price range, making your home stand out from the rest is very important. The way a home presents itself outside is as important as the price tag that is placed on it. Buyers make a conscious decision whether they want to see a home inside by how it looks outside. Their perception is that if a home doesn't look taken care of on the outside it probably is the same on the inside.
When you're getting ready to sell you must make your home look like a product rather than a home you live in. Every nook and cranny must be clean, walls freshly painted if need be, furniture re-arranged to create a more spacious look, etc. Did you know your curb appeal is worth dollars too! Landscaping can add 7-15% to your home's value while returning 100-200% of the cost to improve your landscapie. In comparison, Money Magazine reports, a swimming pool only returns 20-50%.
Other added value for a homeowner to pay particular attention to landscaping is the energy savings mature landscaping can provide, the noise it can buffer, as well as, the clean air because plants can reduce air pollution.
Other ways to make your home more curb appealing are to paint your front door, change outside light fixtures to ones that complement your home's style, trim the bushes, add color with flowers, remove weeks from the soil and cover with fresh mulch or ground cover, paint the front door, add a new mailbox and handsome street numbers.
This post is just one of many that will be coming to show my appreciation to the clients and past clients I am currently serving, as well as, those who may be future clients. If you would like to participate in my CAP Program, send me an email or give me a call with your contact information.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.