Whether you're selling your home this spring (or even if you're not, here are 8 great ways to boost your home's curb appeal. It's so true that you rarely get a second change to make a good first impression. When a home's curb appeal makes a great first impression, everyone -- including prospective homebuyers -- is eager to see what's inside.
If you are planning to sell, keep in mind that prospective buyers begin to judge your home from the minute they pull up to the curb and that you have at most 60 seconds to make a great first impression. Buyers who like what they see on the outside prepare themselves to like what they will see on the inside. Buyers who don't like what they see on the outside mentally prepare themselves to find reasons to dislike what they see inside. And some buyers won't even walk into a home if they've been turned off by the lack of curb appeal.
Dressing up your front door is one of the most important things you can do to boost curb appeal. The front door is the focal point of a home's curb appeal and often neglected by sellers. You want to make a statement with your front door, be it with color, a fresh coat of paint or even with a new door. Be sure to clean off dirty spots around the door's hardware and polish up the door fixtures. Get rid of any cobwebs growing around the door. There are many differing opinions on whether the front door should have a wreath when you're selling a home. If you do like having a wreath, the entry to your home should reflect its interior, so be sure to choose something that reflects your personal style. By the way, don't forget to make sure that the front door lock easily opens... nothing more annoying to buyers than watching their agent struggle with a key and lock to let them in.
Contact Carolinas Realty Partners if we can answer any questions you might have about the Charlotte metro housing market or about what listing your home for sale might entail.
And if you're thinking about buying a Charlotte area home after you sell this Spring, check out our Spring 2018 Buyer Guide to "Things To Consider When Buying A Home."
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