As they say, first impressions last and this usually is true even in selling homes. Home buyers usually walk for a minute or two before finally reaching the front door of a home, and in that crucial minute, they sometimes form impressions about the house that usually influence their purchase decision.


Curb appeal matters for buyers. (Photo Credits)

Personal finance website, The Balance says the first impression of a home helps allow buyers to decide on how they feel about the house.

 “A large percentage of home buyers decide whether to look inside a house or pass based on curb appeal—the way the house looks on the outside from the street. You can ensure they want to come inside your house by spending some time working on its exterior appearance.”

Read their whole write-up here.

Make it Appealing

House Logic meanwhile shared some tips on how to max out a home’s curb appeal. Foremost in their list of advice is to ensure the utmost cleanliness of the exteriors of a home prior to sprucing it up. Real Estate Wiki

“Before you scrape any paint or plant more azaleas, wash the dirt, mildew, and general grunge off the outside of your house. REALTORS® say washing a house can add $10,000 to $15,000 to the sale prices of some houses. A bucket of soapy water and a long-handled, soft-bristled brush can remove the dust and dirt that have splashed onto your wood, vinyl, metal, stucco, brick, and fiber cement siding.”

Read the continuation here.

Look Through the Buyer’s Eyes

HGTV.com meanwhile shared ways to boost a home’s curb appeal. According to its web post, one of the best ways to increase its appeal is to look at the home through a buyer’s eyes. National Association of Realtors

“Walk around your entire home’s exterior with a critical eye and a notepad and pen, says Paul Brennesholtz, a Keller Williams agent in the Atlanta area. Take notes on what looks ‘off’ and needs repairing, replacing or cleaning. Get in your car and drive by slowly from both directions during the day and night. You might see something you’ve never noticed before, like a Frisbee on the roof or a missing piece of siding.”

More tips can be found from their original webpost here.

Improving a home’s curb appeal indeed improves as well the chances of a home of being bought.

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