Curb Appeal- Yes, It’s Important!

The world of real estate has been on fire for the last three years in a row. The average market time for a home in the Central Ohio area is approximately 90 days, with many that are priced right, and in good condition, selling even more quickly. A question we get often is, “How do we set our home apart from others in our neighborhood, or in our price range?” So today, we’re going to talk about one thing that can make your home stand out from the rest. Curb appeal.

Your home may have a lot of qualities and features that would appeal to potential buyers. However, if your home has no curb appeal, those potential buyers may never make it inside your front door. First impressions are formed at the curb so there is no doubt that curb appeal matters when selling your home.

A well manicured lawn and an attractive landscape indicate to buyers that you care about your home. Overgrown shrubs, debris on the walkway and an overall sense of untidiness tends to make buyers think that if you neglect your exterior space, you might also fail to properly care for the interior of your home.

It’s the curb appeal of your home that makes it inviting. A new coat of paint on the front door makes it look clean and fresh. Plants, flowers, garden art and walkways give your home personality. Those features can distinguish it from other houses in your neighborhood. It could be the curb appeal of your home that draws buyers to it instead of to a similar house with no curb appeal.

When you’re trying to sell your house, you want to immediately capture the interest of buyers. Landscape lighting will assure that your home looks warm and inviting when potential buyers drive by it at night. You could include both daytime and evening photos of your home in the real estate photo collection as a way to impress and influence buyers. Enhancing your curb appeal could make your home sell faster – and for more money!

If you have any questions about the value of your home contact us directly via email: kayla.staup@herrealtors.com

You can get a preliminary home value sent to your email instantly by visiting our website:www.myohiohomevalue.com

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