What is CURB APPEAL and how important is it when selling your home?

Curb appeal is defined as the "attractiveness of the exterior of a residential or commercial property, as viewed from the street."  When selling a home first impressions are incredibly important, the concept behind curb appeal is to make your home so inviting that it will encourage a potential buyer to want to look inside.  If your property has good curb appeal it will attract more buyers and in turn sell your home faster.  When preparing your home for sale don't forget the outside as it is equally important as staging the interior of the home.  

Here are some tips to enhance the curb appeal of your home: 

  • Keep your property landscaped, mow the grass, trim hedges and tress and weed flower beds, ensure your yard is kept watered in the summer and sidewalks/driveways clear of snow in the winter and spring.  
  • Paint where necessaryrejuvenate high traffic & weathered areas like shutters/trim, steps, rails, and doors.  For a relatively small investment, paint is one of the quickest ways to increase curb appeal. 
  • Clean doors and Windows having smudge free windows helps with the vividness of natural light flowing into each room & creates a clear view from outside to inside and vice versa.  Don't forget to pay special attention to your front door it is the first thing potential buyers will see.  
  • The back yard is equally as important as the front yard especially if it is visible from an alley way or neighbor’s driveway.

Another easy way to help your home outshine the competition and neighboring homes is to have the exterior professionally pressure washed.  This is an easy way to enhance the exterior of your home.  Locally you can call Jimbob Rentals and speak with Evan Medin or email sales@jimbobrentals.com. See below the BEFORE and AFTER pictures of a property located at 5704 61 Avenue Rocky Mountain House, AB.

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