Did you know that curb appeal can make or break your home sale?
Although this is something that most homeowners might not want to hear the reality is that having bad curb appeal can easily turn off a home buyer and keep them from wanting to even get out of their vehicle to enter your home.
Although improving the curb appeal of your home might seem like a burdensome task the truth is that it’s not as difficult as you may think if you follow these simple tips.
Tip #1 – Clean Up Your Property
Take the time to clean up your front and back yard completely by doing the following:
- Mow and trim your yard.
- Remove dead plants or other vegetation.
- Repaint your fence if you have one surrounding your property.
- Replace your old mailbox
- Rent a power washer to wash down your driveway, walkway and house if it’s showing signs of dirt and age.
- Remove children’s toys from your front and back yard.
Tip #2 – Clean Up Your Front Patio
If your home has a front porch or patio you should take the time to clean up and stage this area with clean patio furniture because staging an outdoor space can easily help your agent to highlight it as another useable space for your home.
Tip #3 – Remove Old Vehicles from Your Property
Do you have old vehicles on your property? If so, they should be removed immediately because even though you may have a project car in your driveway, that old vehicle will only ruin the curb appeal of your home and make it look “scary” to people who are searching for the right Southern California house.
Tip #4 – Send Your Pets on a Mini Vacation
You may love your pets but when it comes time to sell your house the truth is that some buyers are not fans of pets and having animals on your property could work against you. For best success you should consider placing your pets in a kennel or with relatives while your home is for sale just so you don’t have to worry about your animals becoming a distraction for buyers when they arrive.
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