When we think of staging, we naturally think first of the kitchen, living room or master bedroom. But so many people don't give a second thought to the exterior of the home. As a prospective buyer, if my first impression of the house is tired and out dated when I drive by, I certainly don't want to waste my time checking out the interior.
That's exactly what the thought was on this 1970's two story. So, with a little elbow grease, we removed the old landscaping, added a porch rail and probably the most dramatic change was we stained each individual white brick to a traditional red. Yes...I did say we stained EACH BRICK, one by one with 2 inch foam brushes and masonry stain.
I really don't like the look of painted brick on a home, looks to commercial to me, so the stain was really the only option. It really didn't take that long and I wanted to keep the color of the morter as it was (gray). With some new shutters and the second story painted gray to match the morter we were finished.
It was really quite the topic of converstation in the subdivision, people would stop as they drove by to comment on the transformation of the exterior of the entire home.
What do you think?