It is thought among the real estate industry that nearly all home buyers make their buying decision before they even get out of the car. They either immediately fall in love or fall out of love. If they love it enough from first site they will walk through the home to validate their initial feelings. Therefore curb appeal is very crucial. Remember the old saying "You never get a second chance to make a first impression".
So ... what can you do to prepare your home?
Look around the outside everywhere. Are the shrubs neatly trimmed? Is there fresh mulch? Is everything nicely painted? Are there any missing of faded shutters or window boxes? How's the mailbox? What about the front door?
A very popular thing these days is "Outdoor Living". Whether it's an impromtu get-together, a planned party, a kids party or cocktail party, people love to be outside on the porch and pation. Landscape lighting can add a nice extra touch so that people who drive by after dark will still enjoy it's supurb curb appeal. Outdoor spaces that are designed for entertaining add to the value of a home.