What is Curb Appeal?
As the name suggests, curb appeal is the appeal of the home as seen from the street. Therefore, most of a home’s curb appeal comes from its outward appearance, which includes its surroundings as well as the exterior of the structure. This is important because even though part of a home’s surroundings lies outside of the homeowner’s control, the rest of the home can be influenced by the owner for personal benefit.
Why is Curb Appeal So Important to the House Selling Process?
Curb appeal is important because it sets the first impression for the sales pitch that is the house tour. Good first impressions provide home sellers with credit that can be used to smooth over mistakes that occur later in the process. In contrast, bad first impressions create extra hurdles that must be overcome for the sales pitch to be successful. In a sense, curb appeal is what sets the tone for a house tour, meaning that it has significant influence on all of the events that happen afterward.
As a result, the exterior of the home is one of the places where home staging provides the greatest benefit relative to its cost, which makes it an excellent choice to prioritize for people who want to sell their homes for the best prices in as little time as possible without breaking their budgets in the process. Even something as simple as a cleanup of the front yard combined with a fresh coat of paint for the exterior of the structure can make a world of difference when it comes to home selling results.
How I Can Help with Curb Appeal?
Of course, curb appeal is not the sole issue of importance when it comes to staging a home for sale. After all, home sellers should expect tours of their homes to be as comprehensive as possible, meaning that there is room for improvement throughout the process. Since I have extensive experience with buyers and sellers, I can point out the places that should require the most time when preparing your home’s curb appeal, thus maximizing the value that the seller should expect to receive.