First Impressions count

Real Estate Agent with Innovative Realty Solutions Group BK3248318

When selling and preparing your home for sale, don't overlook the importance of your exteriors "first impression"

Curb appeal is more than just what it looks like from the street, ( mown grass, landscaping neat and tidy)

Here are 5 things to include in your curb appeal check list.

1. HOUSE NUMBER-  Is it visible from the road? Do the numbers need painted,replaced or updated?
                                       ( What about the # on the mailbox if applicable?)

2. DOOR(s)- Does the front door need a coat of paint? 

                      Is the hardware functional?  ( Door knockers- doorbell- knobs and                    deadbolts?              Do they match?)

                         *** Nothing spoils the moment more than trying to enter a home when the keys don't work.

                      If there is a storm door, do windows need cleaned, screens replaced?

3. LIGHTING- Are ALL exterior lights working?  Replace with fresh bulbs * no pigtail bulbs

4. STEPS/WALKWAY/SIDEWALK/DRIVEWAY- Pressure wash...The before and after will surprise you~

5. DOORMAT and PLANTER - This needs to be FRESH  and inviting... -
                                          This is the ACCESSORIES to complete the outfit!

Remember , you only get one chance on a first impression ,, Make it count!




Posted by

Lesley Wilson VanGoethem
Associate Broker ®

Professional Property Stager Real Estate Agent Consultant


Innovative Realty Solutions Group ,Inc
407.620.2434 ( Direct)

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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Lesley,
First impressions from curb appeal (or lack thereof) are very important.  I've had appointments at homes that when we drove up the client said I don't even want to look because of the poor curb appeal.  You must get them in the door to have a chance to make a sale. 

Jun 12, 2018 07:16 AM #1
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

If the first impression does not get them it is a long run it to see the again

Jun 12, 2018 07:23 AM #2
Laura Filip
Laura Filip Broker , Opening doors for All Seasons of Life - Whitesboro, TX
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Great post and yes first impressions really do make a huge difference. 

Have a blessed day full of joy and happiness. 

Jul 17, 2018 08:37 AM #3
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