The Lack of Curb Appeal When Selling Your Long Island Home

Real Estate Agent with The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803

Curb Appeal will be high on a home buyer's list. Before you put your house on the market, Don't Make The Following 5 Mistakes...



1. Mistake: Neglect The Yard.

Wrong...You want to make sure the grass is mowed, watered, and the shrubs are trimmed and shaped.


2. Mistake: Leave Your Personal "Stuff" Around The Property..

 Wrong...Clear all the clutter just like you should be doing on the inside.


3Mistake: Don't Worry How The Front Door Looks.

Wrong...A front door should say "Welcome", not a screen that is ripped, a railing is rusty, or the door nob hanging.


4. Mistake: Keep The Lights Off.

Wrong...You want your house to shine from the outside in. Don't stay in the dark. Lighten up your front entry.


5. Mistake: No One Is Going To Care What The Outside Looks Like.

Wrong...Buyers are looking at your house from it's Curb Appeal, and will decide if they want to go in or keep driving...


So if you want someone to say "Honey, Stop The Car...I Want To See This One -

Don't Make the Above 5 Mistakes!


If you are ready to sell your Long Island home or condo, call Lawrence "Larry" and Sheila Agranoff, Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker and Licensed RE Salesperson at our Cell number 631-805-4400


Sell with Confidence. If you want to list your L.I. residence, reach out to us to discuss the next step.



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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Good morning, Sheila and Larry. Curb appeal is so important. I've had clients who've refused to get out of the car and go into a house because of the lack of curb appeal.

Jan 18, 2021 05:05 AM #1
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400  those are all grave errors to make.... some people actually make them!!

Jan 18, 2021 05:16 AM #2
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

These are all mistakes sellers should not make! And I had the same experience as Nina Hollander - buyers who said, "Nope, let's go to the next one." 

Jan 18, 2021 05:22 AM #3
Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

All so very important to selling a home.  Recently, we had a home next door to a listing that needed their yard mowed.  We offered to pay to have it done, but the homeowner went right outside, mowed and did some pruning.  It made a huge difference for less than two hours of work.  It all matters.

Jan 18, 2021 05:35 AM #4
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 those are some great points for sellers to keep aware of.

Jan 18, 2021 06:12 AM #5
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

great advice to everyone thinking of putting their homes on the market - stand on the other side of the street and look at your home - how will it appear to a buyer?

Jan 18, 2021 07:30 AM #6
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 ,

The five tips you provided are crucial to grabbing the eye of the buyer. As Barbara Todaro always says "the eye buys!"

Jan 18, 2021 08:01 AM #7
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is excellent advice to share with home sellers.

Take care, be safe and have an outstanding week.

Jan 18, 2021 08:24 AM #8
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello and what a great list of what not to do and what you need to spend time with to take care of.


Jan 18, 2021 08:50 AM #9
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Larry and Sheila,

These are good observations.  When we were buying our first home, like Nina Hollander said, I refused to go out of the car into a jungle.  But I also learned that as a buyer, I would get a better price for a jungle.  And that we did!  A

Jan 18, 2021 08:54 AM #10
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Those are five very important points to enhance curb appeal Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 

Jan 18, 2021 09:35 AM #11
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Awesome observations Sheila & Larry now if you can convince the sellers then you are ahead of the game, Endre

Jan 18, 2021 08:52 PM #12
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Those are big mistakes and yet so easy to fix and make sure your home is in the best position to garner top dollar from prospective buyers!

Jan 19, 2021 04:28 AM #13
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Thank you all on your comments. They are most appreicated!

Jan 19, 2021 07:02 AM #14
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400  Whenever I think of LongIsland NY RE I know who the Best agents are YOU 

Jan 22, 2021 12:38 PM #15
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Hi Hannah Williams - Sellers are shooting themselves in the foot when they don't follow through and take care of their own curb appeal. Selling a home is a big deal and this is sage advice! There's nothing more frustrating than to learn the buyer decided to drive by first; then decided to cancel the appointment.  

Jan 25, 2021 01:31 PM #16
Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

Great post of what not to do when selling a house.  I will repost for others to see.


Feb 01, 2021 12:55 PM #17
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