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First Impressions Last (Why Curb Appeal Matters)

Thinking about selling in the future and want to know how to prepare your home?  Start with the simple things you can do yourself and consult a professional (like me) before making any sweeping changes to your property.  Home shopping is visual and emotional. Buyers are searching for a place to build a life and memories form the overall property experience starting with the street view, to the back of the home, and every detail in-between. Initially, buyers will focus on the property’s features, cleanliness, and condition. Next, they will begin to hone in on the details, the specific parts of the exterior, interior, yard, and more. Most importantly, buyers comparison shop. They look at a median of 10 or more homes during the shopping process and compare the features, condition, and price of your home against your competition. They will equate a relative value of your property in comparison to the market based on the presentation. Bottom line – the appearance of your home will directly impact the maximum dollar you can get in today’s market.

To maximize your profit, generate the most interest, and show value above other competing homes, your home should sparkle. Curb appeal, fresh paint, clean carpets, no clutter, working fixtures, trimmed yards, and inviting décor are among the items to spruce up for the sale.  If your home needs larger repairs please consult a professional as there are many things to consider before making improvements on a property you intend to sell.  If you have specific questions about your property, give me a call, or send me a message, and I’d be happy to provide my professional opinion! Lastly, don’t forget that we have a designer in house!! So if you aren’t keen on recent paint color palettes or decorating trends, it’s no big deal!  We can still help!

Your trusted neighborhood specialist at NextHome Central Real Estate,

Robert Gideon II