Deciding to sell a home is an important decision and an incredibly detailed process. Once a home seller wants to take the next step, and sell their home, they will have to begin to think of details that normally would not be something they would need to consider. One of these things is curb appeal. The average homeowner already is aware that the inside of their residence should be clutter free and appealing to various buyer types. However, most homebuyers will drive by a house to do a preliminary check before they even decide to set an appointment to view the property or to appear at an open house. Below are a few tips for improving a dwelling’s curb appeal.
Tip #1: According to Realtors.com
, by washing the dirt, mildew, and other general mucky messes that accumulate on the exterior of a house over time, the list price can be increased by an additional $10,000 – $15,000.
Tip #2: Updating the paint job on the exterior of a residence is a great way to increase the curb appeal of a property. By giving the house an updated paint job, buyers and appraisers will assign more value to the house, meaning that the seller can command a higher list price.
Tip #3: The roof is an important factor. Home sellers should remember that when an appraiser and/or a buyer come to view a residence for purchase or to list, the roof would be one of the first things that will be viewed, thusly; any missing, curled, or faded shingles will significantly lower the asking price of a house.