Realtor - Amanda S. Davidson

Curb Appeal – A Detail That Could Cost You An Offer

Curb Appeal – A Detail That Could Cost You An Offer

Curb Appeal

 

 I was out with buyers yesterday and two of the homes we saw were perfect for them. They happened to be in the same neighborhood and have the same floor plan. Both were equally updated and showed well from an interior standpoint. What set one home apart was the curb appeal. The front yard was meticulously manicured, bright green lawn, bushes trimmed to perfection ,and roses greeting you on either side of the walkway to the front door. The backyard was equally as impressive, again the grass was lush and green. The patio had been setup with a nice outdoor furniture set and a hammock hung between two trees. My buyers actually sat down at the table and just took it all in for a few minutes, to say it was inviting would be an understatement. It was peaceful and made you want to stay.


The home on another street in the neighborhood had dead grass in both the front and backyard, the patio furniture looked like it sat out all winter and had never been cleaned. Covered in pollen and stains everywhere. The bushes were starting to grow up over the windows limiting the amount of light coming into the house. It was a house that showed well on the inside and then the wheels fell off when you hit the yard.

 

My buyers decided to put an offer in and I’m sure you can guess which house it was for. Both houses are priced the same but, the curb appeal made all the difference. Curb appeal is an important yet often overlooked piece of preparing a home for sale. It becomes even more important during the summer/warm weather months when buyers are likely to spend ample time viewing the exterior of the home. Curb appeal can mean the difference in getting an offer or still being on the market and is not a piece of the puzzle that should be bypassed when preparing your home for sale.

 

 

 

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