According to Kuba Jewgieniew, CEO of Realty ONE Group, curb appeal is one of the surest methods an agent can use to help gauge a few things about a home. First, it tells us whether the owner has kept up with housework, whether clients can expect older and rundown fixtures, and it can even provide some clues about a home’s ecological footprint.
Here are some tips, from the agents of Realty ONE Group, designed to help you improve the curb appeal by tackling the points of interest that matter most to prospective buyers.
Don’t Neglect the Lawn
If your lawn is yellowed, even slightly, turn those sprinklers on and leave them on! Let your lawn green up a bit, let the length grow out and then hire a professional gardener to come and cut it on a regular basis while your home is on sale. A well-groomed lawn is one of the first things the buyer will notice.
Homeowners who opt for a xeriscaped front yard reduce their water usage significantly. That means lower costs of ownership for the new owners, and potentially less upkeep too. Desert succulents are great for xeriscaping, but talk with a landscaper for a professional opinion.
There are a few ways to add color to the front yard. First, you could repaint or re-stain your door. You could plant flowers in a flower bed near your entryway too. If you decide to go the flower route, perrenials make great, colorful additions to any home.
Whichever way you choose, the final tip is to keep it all clean all the time. Try not to let a single day pass where your home for sale has debris or unsightly blemishes like weeds. It’s a bit of extra work, but the payoff is more than worth it.