Good curb appeal is a major plus when we market a home. A little bit of work
on the front of your home in town can pay big dividends.
When a potential buyer pulls up in front of your house, their first impression
is absolutely crucial. Sometimes buyers won't even look at a home with droopy
shutters, sagging gutters, peeling paint and a bumper crop of dandelions in the
front yard. Or they might go in expecting to find a "fixer-upper" that
could be purchased at a bargain price. If a house looks neat and cared for from
the street, the initial good impression will carry over as the buyers step
It is not necessary to hire a professional landscaper, but listen to your
Realtor's suggestions when you list your home. Local nurseries can help you
select blooming plants that will thrive in your area. Keep the lawn mowed, and
regardless of the season, take care of exterior maintenance. Strong curb appeal
will help your home sell more quickly and for top dollar.