Curb appeal is the first impression a house makes through anything that can be seen from the street. This includes everything from the foundation right up to the chimney. It includes not only the house itself, but the landscaping, yards, grass, fencing, sidewalks and driveway.
In real estate, first impressions really do matter. This is why an agent will often park across the street from the house- so that the buyer can get a full first impression of the home. You don’t want anything to take away from that first impression. This is the reason that it is so important to make sure that all the maintenance is up to date. An unkempt look will create a negative first impression, while a positive one allows the buyer to see themselves in that home. It becomes much easier to convince the buyer of all the positives that home has to offer.
There is another reason as well. The modern home buyer shops online. About 92%+ of buyers spend time online looking for a home, about 43% buy the home they found online. The photos taken of the outside of the home are crucial as they pique the buyer’s interest. You want them to click on your pictures and investigate further. If they like what they see, they will often drive by to take a look themselves. How well does your home show online?
Curb appeal is critical and positive curb appeal will help you to sell your home for the best price possible.