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The Importance Of Curb Appeal

 

The Importance Of Curb Appeal

Curb appeal is the attractiveness of your home's exterior when viewed from the street. Studies show that a majority of buyers will not get out their car if they do not find your home's curb appeal visually attractive--that is, if they visit your property at all. With more and more people shopping for homes online, potential buyers could be turned off from viewing your property, just based on the listing photo alone! Addressing your home's curb appeal is a critical component in marketing and selling your home.

Why is curb appeal so important in selling your home? It forms potential buyers’ first impressions of your home. Curb appeal sets the tone for your entire home. Buyers associate the condition of the exterior and landscape with the condition of the interior. Your home's curb appeal must invite buyers to view the rest of the property. In a buyer's market, curb appeal can mean the difference between a home that sells quickly for the asking price and a home that sells after months of sitting on the market for below the asking price.

Assessing Your Home's Curb Appeal

In order to boost your home's curb appeal, you must first identify your trouble areas. This means taking a careful inventory of repairs you need to complete before you begin showing your home. Here are a few tips to help you make a thorough evaluation:

  • Stand across the street from your house in order to get the fullest view of the front, the driveway and the sides. Note any painting, repairs or replacements needed. Identify bushes or trees that are overgrown.
  • Walk towards your home following the path that a potential buyer would most likely take. Note landscaping needs such as edging, raking, weeding, pruning and trash removal. Look for items that should be removed or hidden such as hoses, sprinklers, trash cans or toys.
  • Look through windows to note interior views that detract from your home’s curb appeal.
  • Inspect your home’s walkway entrance. Note any cleaning, repairs, painting and lighting needs.
  • Perform this evaluation again in the early morning and late evening. Many home buyers will pass by a property on their way to or from work. Seeing your home at different times of the day can reveal other trouble areas.

Enhancing Your Home's Curb Appeal

Once you have identified and addressed your trouble areas, you can then focus on items that enhance your home’s curb appeal. Even with a limited budget, you can greatly enhance your home’s visual appeal by focusing on a few key areas. Items you may consider include:

  • Adding colorful seasonal plants to existing flower beds.
  • Purchasing new house address numbers and a mailbox.
  • Installing a new door with glass inserts.
  • Placing a new welcome mat and a grouping of potted plants at the entrance.
  • Installing lighting along your driveway or sidewalk.


遏制的吸引力是從街上看時,你家的外觀的吸引力。研究表明,大多數的買家不會走出他們的汽車,如果他們沒有找到你家的遏制上訴視覺上的吸引力 - 也就是,如果他們訪問你的財產。隨著越來越多的人購物的網上家園,潛在的買家可能被關閉查看你的財產,只是根據照片單獨上市!解決市場推廣及銷售你的家,你家的遏制上訴的一個重要組成部分。
為什麼遏制的吸引力如此重要,在銷售你的家嗎?它構成了潛在買家的第一印象是你的家。遏制的吸引力將您的整個家庭的基調。買家關聯的外部景觀與內部條件的條件。你家的遏制上訴必須邀請買家,以查看其餘的財產。在買方市場,遏制的吸引力就意味著迅速的要價個月,坐在下面的要價在市場上賣的是一個家,一個家,銷售之間的差異。
評估你家的遏制上訴
為了增加你家的遏制上訴,你必須首先確定你的麻煩地區。這意味著仔細庫存的維修,你需要完成,然後再開始你的家。這裡有一些提示,幫助你做一個全面的評估:
站在對面的街道上,你的房子,以獲得最大的前視圖,車道,兩側。注意:任何繪畫,需要修理或更換。確定的灌木或樹木,雜草叢生。
•走向你的家後,一個潛在的買家最有可能採取的路徑。注意美化的需要,如包邊,耙,除草,修剪和清除垃圾。看看軟管,噴頭,垃圾桶或玩具等,應該被刪除或隱藏的項目。
•透過窗戶看,要注意室內的意見,認為有損於你家的遏制上訴。
檢查你家的走道入口。注意任何清洗,維修,噴漆和照明的需求。
再次執行此評價,在清晨和傍晚。許多購房者將通過自己的方式工作或從一個屬性。看到你家的一天在不同的時間,可以發現其他問題的區域。
提高你家的遏制上訴
一旦你已經確定和解決問題的區域,你就可以專注於提高你家的遏制上訴的項目。即使在有限的預算,你可以大大增強你家的視覺吸引力集中在幾個關鍵領域。你可以考慮包括的項目:
•添加到現有的花壇豐富多彩的季節性植物。
•購買新的房子的地址號碼和郵箱。
•安裝玻璃插入一個新的大門。
•將一個新的歡迎墊和一組盆栽入口。
•安裝照明沿著車道或人行道。


"BuyOwner Buy Sell Trade Rent." Why Curb Appeal Is Important. Buy Owner Learning Center, 01 Jan. 2013. Web. 22 Feb. 2013.


Ashley Nielsen - Prudential Realty - Vancouver Real Estate - 

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