Curb appeal is one of those real estate buzzwords and you might be sick of hearing it, but it is buzzy for a reason! You know from your personal life how much first impressions matter. Whether you spend time preparing your first words for an interview or picking out an outfit for a first date, you have put energy into making the best first impression. Your house deserves the same chance!
To help you improve your home’s first impression with potential buyers, skip these common curb appeal mistakes.
- Not Fixing It Up. You want your home to feel new to buyers, so why would you leave all the signs of its use around for them to see? Touch up paint around your house, give your front door a fresh coat of paint, mow your lawn, and plant some colorful flowers to make your home look new.
- Being Too Unique. Yes, you want your home to stand out from the others buyers. That does not mean, however, that your shocking paint color, eccentric artwork, or small front yard garden/farm will aid you when you try to sell. Try to make neutral choices that will appeal to every buyer when getting your yard ready for the market.
- Not Updating It. If your outdoor lighting fixtures are outdated, it is time to swap them out. This inexpensive change ensures your home’s exterior does not immediately worry buyers about what else will be outdated and will cast better lighting for nighttime drive-bys.
Feeling overwhelmed by everything you need to do—including improving your curb appeal—to get your home ready to sell? Fear not! The experts can come to your rescue, ensuring that everything gets handled on your behalf. If you want to sell your home in Chino Hills or the surrounding California area, contact John & Michelle.