When selling your Maryland, Northern Virginia or D.C. home, the first impression your home is what counts. If they aren’t impressed when the potential buyer drives up, chances are they will keep driving to the next home on their list. Even if they do stop and come in, chances are they will look at your home more harshly thinking it has not been well maintained. Understand this simple fact, the more curb appeal your home has, the more likely it is to sell quickly and solicit a higher selling price.
In light of current market conditions, any advantage your home has will help it compete with all the other homes on the market. Homes with great curb appeal have the advantage. With almost 80% of all buyers using the Internet to shop for a home, you need to show them an attractive home so they’ll investigate further.
Creating Curb appeal for your home can be easy and inexpensive. Outlined below are some strategies to make your home more appealing to your prospective buyers.
Don’t overlook minor problems with your home, the weeds in the flowerbeds, peeling or chipped paint, stains on your driveway, etc. Better yet, we will come to your home and take inventory to spot any cosmetic defects. We will even recommend service partners to facilitate repairs.
It goes without saying, mow your lawn and make sure the gutters are clean. Trim the bushes and fix anything that’s hanging or broken. Wash the windows, paint the door and power wash the siding.
Make sure the entrance to your home is warm and inviting. If space allows, we recommend you place two large planters with flowers in them on either side of the door or walkway for an attractive look. This will create a focal point, forcing your visitors to focus on one area of your home rather than the entire home at once.
To brighten up your home, pressure-wash the house and the deck, as well as the driveway and walkways. This gives them a clean appearance. Edge the yard for a manicured look and add fresh mulch to your flowerbeds. Landscaping is an easy, low cost way to create a well-maintained feel to your home. If touch-up painting is needed, do it. Nothing sells a house faster than a clean, fresh look.
Making these recommended low-cost improvements to your families home will make it much more appealing to prospective buyers looking for homes for sale in the Maryland, and Northern Virginia and D.C. area. To schedule your no-obligation curb appeal assessment, contact us today! Our ultimate goal is to insure your home sells quickly and for more money.
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