Curb appeal is considered by many to be the best marketing tactic for selling a respective property, and for good reason. Nothing else, at least that I am aware of, has the potential to attract more prospective buyers than a good looking home. At the very least, a well-maintained front yard will increase exposure and interest, two invaluable aspects of selling a home in a timely and profitable manner.
The process of getting a property ready to put on the market can seem daunting enough. There’s clearing the clutter, endless amounts of cleaning, organizing and scrutinizing your property with a fine-tooth comb. What needs attention and what can you leave alone?
Landscaping can be a major contributor to a home’s value and could potentially influence an owner’s ability to sell the property. According to a National Association of Landscape Professionals survey, 84 percent of Americans agree that the quality of a home’s landscaping would affect their decision to buy the home.
So you just bought a house that needs some work, but you are a short on cash and ever shorter on the skills needed to fix up your place. Not to worry! There are plenty of home improvement projects even the most beginner of DIYers can handle.
How often do you run into a situation where home sellers are reluctant to update their landscaping? It’s probably more often that you’d like. Updating landscaping and improving curb appeal of a home gives prospective homebuyers an immediate positive impression.
It pains me to say, but there are too many sellers in the real estate industry who are prone to committing costly mistakes. The sad part, however, is that the majority of the selling mistakes made are entirely avoidable but nonetheless devastating. Don’t fall pray to avoidable mistakes like those who have come before you.
People often say that you never get a second chance to make a first impression, and that couldn’t be more true for curb appeal in real estate. The minute that for-sale sign goes up, your listing is under scrutiny by more than just potential homebuyers.
Although appraisers are uniquely qualified to generate reliable opinions of a property’s value, real estate agents can share insights with their clients regarding issues that could potentially, and negatively impact value.