Curb Appeal, Part One

July 11, 2012

One Step at a Time – Giving your home Curb Appeal

 

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No matter the asking price, simple curb appeal changes can set the scene to immediately attract buyers to a property. Data shows that a majority of homebuyers look at properties online or drive by before contacting an agent. As a result, the exterior of the property is always a major selling point.

The decision to buy starts when the prospects step out of their car in front of the property. Prospects will immediately imagine what their friends and family will think when they drive up.

Over the next number of weeks, Simplify is going to feature steps that a homeowner can take to show their home at its greatest advantage.

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If you are in the process of selling or what to bring immediate improvement, this is where to start.

Lawns should be mowed and edged for neatness. If you are super busy, and don’t have time for this, lawn services can be reasonable. Have them come by every two weeks and just touch things up when it rains a lot.

Lop off branches of overgrown trees and shrubs. Check on line or with the specialist at your garden center. If branches rub the house or a tree is too thick and needs to be tamed, it will give you home a well cared for look.

Weeds should be tackled as well. If you have let this go, plan a Saturday morning before the sun is too high to tame sections of your flowerbeds and lawn. Spreading weed-guard and covering with wood chips or rock is another way to control grow-back.

This simple fix can go a long way in improving the overall appearance of your home and getting your property sold.

Rita Mailheau from Simplify Staging and RedesignGuest Blogger is Rita Mailheau of Simplify Staging and Redesign

For help staging your home or building some curb appeal, go to www.simplifysd.com, or email her at Simplify at rita@simplifysd.com.

Photos Courtesy of Behind the Hype and Taylor Rental.


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