There is no one area in the control of an association that affects the saleability of a home more than curb appeal. Although professionals differ as to the true definition of curb appeal, all professionals agree that a home’s first impression makes a huge difference as to how a home fares in the marketplace.
Ways That Curb Appeal Can Be Enhanced
- Windows and siding should be clean. Metal objects such as doorknobs, mailboxes, and kick plates should be freshly painted or polished.
- Sidewalks and driveways should be passable. Cut back large bushes that infringe on these items.
- Keep lawns cut, edged, and green. Treat for weeds.
- All bushes should be neatly trimmed, and all beds should be weeded and covered in mulch.
- All exterior lighting should be operable. Additional exterior lighting should also be considered.
- Repair any damaged shingles, shutters, or concrete.
- Add flowers to the entrance area of the home. Perennials are acceptable, but annuals can really add interest because they are more colorful.
- Add a bench to the front porch. The bench lends a warm feeling to the home.
- The front door should be freshly painted.
Exteriors Rouse Potential Buyers
In summary, while the important selling points of a home are on the inside, the exterior of a home is what rouses the interest of potential homeowners and entices them to look at the interior. Improving Curb Appeal is the best chance for you to entice a buyer to learn more about your property.