Does Showing Some Leg Improve Curb Appeal?
If you saw the movie, "A Christmas Story" then I'm sure you remember the famous leg lamp that Ralphie's father won as a "major award". The neighbors certainly noticed the leg lamp in the home's front window, and it had everyone talking.
Unlike the leg lamp, certain architectural features and landscaping can add to a home's curb appeal and improve its value. When you make changes to the exterior, focus on enhancing the home's best features and minimize the less desirable ones. Home buyers today have a large inventory to choose from, so what you consider appealing or cool, just might eliminate your home from the competition. Choose improvements that will appeal to the majority of today's home buyers.
Remember... "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder"!
The exterior makes the first impression and if it's not a good one, the interior of the home, no matter how appealing, may not be able to overcome that negative first impression. Try to see your home with objective eyes, or better yet, ask someone who is willing to be honest what they notice when they drive up to your home and walk to the front door.
Start by asking yourself, "Is the lawn cut, and are hedges and bushes trimmed? Is there any peeling paint or visible rust? Are the walkways and porch swept clean? Are there any wasp nests to remove? Are tools and toys put away"? Basically, does your home's appearance communicate that it has been well maintained? Is the exterior of your home welcoming and does its invite people to want to see the inside?
One of my customers pointed out this mailbox when we were out looking at homes. I'm not exactly sure what this mailbox communicates, but I'm sure it has people talking.
To improve curb appeal, follow my suggestions above and you will have the neighbors and potential buyers talking for all the right reasons.
I can help you sell your house in Melbourne, Florida or the surrounding communities. Call Melbourne Real Estate Agent, Laura Forman - Realtor, CDPE,