Curb Appeal Matters When Selling Real Estate | Middleburg, VA Short Sales

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Curb Appeal Matters When Selling Real Estate | Middleburg, VA Short Sales

First impressions matter most. This is one thing that many homeowners seeking to sell their homes should understand. First impression when it comes to a house is well known as curb appeal. This is the part that a seller needs to attract potential buyers to take a look inside the home. For this reason you should pay attention and spend ample time and effort making the exterior of the home welcoming and attractive to potential buyers.

Potential buyers often notice the eroding paint and dull and faded colors on the exterior. Vinyl siding is inviting because it can be clean easily and revitalized. It also happens to be quite low to maintain, which often is attractive to potential buyers. In spite of a clean and fresh paint job or siding makes a much better impression than a noticeable condition of disrepair.

Keep in mind that those first impressions are essential. If the exterior of the home is relatively unimpressive potential buyers won't be interested to look inside the house. An additional thing you can do to increase curb appeal is to plant low maintenance flowers and plants around the exterior of your home. The point is to make the house as eye-catching on the outside as you wish those viewing the property will find the inside.

Finally you have to maintain cleanliness in the sidewalks, driveway and/or front porch. Don't stop there however; take the time to make sure your doors and windows are clean as well. These minor items often make the most significant impression. If you care adequately for the exterior of your home and maintain it nice and shiny chances are that you will have taken the same care of the inside of the home.

Middleburg, VA short sale specialists share some information about why considering curb appeal matters when selling real estate. Middleburg, VA short sale experts offer diverse real estate services in areas of Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC. 


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Nina Rogoff
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Hi, Dan and Traci...good points. I think people do tend to overlook their doors and windows. I always tell my clients to "look up" when they're standing on the porches to make sure they notice and get rid of any cobwebs. Same thing around the tops of exterior doors or screen doors. Then there's the windows! Even if you keep the shades down, a buyer is going to open them to see what the windows look like! :)

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