Why Do I Need Curb Appeal When Selling My Home?

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Why do I need curb appeal when selling my home?  

When finding homes online, it's common to be wowed by photos of gleaming kitchens and shimmering pools.  After all those are the sparkly things that most people want in their homes, but what if you are driving by a home with a for sale sign in the yard and not looking at those gleaming photos? Wouldn't the first impression you see from the front of the home be the immediate reaction that might encourage you to look further? 

 

The answer is yes.  It's just as important to have a great curb appeal to entice buyers to want to see your home while driving by as it is to have gleaming photos of the inside of the home.  

Why Do I Need Curb Appeal when Selling My Home?

 

Here is one minor example of what a home can look like by painting weathered shutters and a dingy front door.  While the door has new hardware and a festive wreath, the door and faded shudders are not eye catching and appeaer worn.  

 

Notice how the second set of photos really pop?  That's exactly the effect you want when someone drives by your home.  The home as seen with the painted shutters and front door,  conveying that it is well taken care of and possibly move-in ready.  

Why do I Need Curb Appeal When Selling My Home?

 

Why Do I Need Curb Appeal When Selling My Home?And the front door?  Since the 4th of July is right around the corner, this paint color and patriotic wreath are inspiring to say the least.  

 

It also makes the home appear updated just from the outside; that an owner cared enough to make that front door shine is a testament to the home's condition.  

 

 If this home were listed for sale, a buyer would be tempted to offer more in an offer price. 

 

If a home doesn't have curb appeal, a buyer sees how much work needs to be done and that extra work is conveyed in the offer price and might be lower than full price. 

 

So the next time you list your home for sale, put your best effort into showing your home as clean, updated, and painted.  Why do I need curb appeal when selling my home?  Because if you don't, you could be losing showings and money!

 

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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Jan

This is so right on target. We have all had experiences, I suspect, where we have driven up to a home to show with buyers and the impression is such that they say NO, let's pass. It's an important part of the presentation for any house!

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Jun 17, 2017 08:22 PM #1
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William Feela
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The home has to draw people to it.  It should make them say...I want to see inside.

Jun 17, 2017 08:39 PM #2
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So true. I often recommend to buyers to do a drive by if they see a home on line that they are interested in, not only to check out the neighborhood, but to see what the house looks like from the outside. Sometimes it looks a lot different in person. Great post. 

Jun 17, 2017 08:40 PM #3
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Jan Green
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Correct Jeff Dowler ! You hit the nail on the head. If the home doesn't look good on a drive by it won't inside either.  I'm always amazed at how deceiving interior photos can be! 

So true William Feela .  If we aren't seeing something good outside, why go inside?!!

Very good advice  Stavrula "Sam" Crafa, RNC,GRI, CDPE, PSA .  And yes pictures can be very deceiving, from different angles, etc  

Thanks for commenting!

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Oh, you are spot-on, Jan Green! Love the new paint and front door accents too - what a difference in your example! Great advice, Jan!

Jun 20, 2017 08:49 PM #5
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Thank you Debe Maxwell, CRS !  This is my daughter's home that is currently for sale in Alabama!  She sent me her pics and I couldn't help but share her wisdom.  She has an eye for color.  Thank you for commenting!

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Oh, she has great taste, that's for sure, Jan!  I wish her well with her sale!

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