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Curb Appeal IS Primary - 4 Things You Can Do

Curb Appeal IS Primary - 4 Things You Can Do

 Curb Appeal IS Primary - 4 Things You Can Do
Even in this weather, curb appeal is primary if you're trying to sell your home! Here is a list of things you can do to make your home more appealing in today's tough market.

1. Exterior Paint - Is your home fading a bit? Are there bare spots, or peeling paint? This is the first thing that a potential buy will notice. Do it yourself, or hire someone to do it. It will bring your appraisal in at a higher value.

2. Sidewalk - You wll need to removeanything that impeds walking, or viewing a clear path to the front door, such as plants, sticks, rocks, toys or uneven pavement. And especially snow and ice, as they can be safety hazards!

3. Driveway - Don't leave cars in your driveway! Whenever possible, keep the cars parked in the garage or parked away from the house. Remember: You want the buyer to see what's for sale - the house!

4. Spruce up the Entrance - Clean up and spruce up your front entrance. Paint the front door a nice red or green! You want to draw attention to it. Add flowers to the area, either in pots or in the ground. Make sure there are no toys, shoes, or other personal items near the front door or porch area. And NEVER, EVER plastic flowers.

This is just a short list of things you can do to help sell your home more quickly. I will post an other article, soon, on staging the inside of your home!

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Marianne Snygg, GRI, ABR, ASP
Broker Associate
ERA Herman Group Real Estate

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Colorado Springs and Monument Real Estate

Comment balloon 3 commentsMarianne Snygg • December 15 2008 09:26PM

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All good points...thanks for sharing.

Posted by Tony Orefice, Realtor/Harrisburg NC,Concord NC (Wilkinson ERA/www.TonyORealtor.com) over 10 years ago

Marianne - it is sometimes hard to convince sellers to take these simple steps. I lost a listing because I asked the seller to move his cars out of the drive for the pictures. Important point, you the buyer to picture their vehicles, not yours.

Posted by Mike Saunders (Lanier Partners) over 10 years ago

Mike: Right you are! But, did you really want your name associated with that listing? If they wouldn't move their cars for the photo, just think what other problems would have probably come up...you probably dodged a bullet!

Posted by Marianne Snygg, ABR, ASP, GRI, SFR (ERA Herman Group Real Estate) over 10 years ago

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