One of the best things we can do for our homes, especially in the hopes of selling it, is upping the curb appeal.
Studies reveal that 94% of realtors ask sellers to improve their curb appeal before listing their property.
To add to the mix, a whopping 99% of realtors believe that curb appeal is an essential component in the selling process.
While there are a number of cosmetic enhancements that can be done to the exterior of your property, none of them matter if you can’t keep it clean.
Create Form And Function With Landscaping
There is a fine balance between form and function in a garden, and it’s not just the rubble you need to bear in mind.
While taking care of stray branches and raking up fall leaves makes a difference to a property, over-gardening can also prove problematic.
Tidying your garden in anticipation of a sell means that you need to consider things from the buyer’s perspective. If your garden takes hours a day to maintain, this could be a major letdown for potential buyers.
Perfectly landscaped gardens that require a lot of work should be reserved for higher-end properties, as these homeowners may not mind paying for gardening services.
A Sparkling Roof Line
The roof is one of the major components of a buyer’s decision-making process, and a roof that clearly shows signs that it’s in need of maintenance may scare off buyers.
Missing shingles or a roof that’s exceeded its shelf life might just be a deal-breaker for a potential buyer.
Even if the roof happens to be in a good condition but is dirty, it can be misconstrued as requiring maintenance.
The roofline is just as important, and along with a good clean, all loose-fitting gutters and moss-covered rain chains should receive some extra TLC.
Driveways And Walkways
Missing pavers and weeds creeping through exposed gaps are a telling sign for homebuyers, as these are the areas they can spot neglect in before they walk through the front door.
If you can’t be bothered up to tidy between the cracks in the areas they can see, buyers will wonder what you’re hiding in the areas they can’t see.
The driveway and pavement are listed among the top ten items buyers notice when looking at a property they wish to buy. Not only does a seller risk their price dropping, but also not selling their property at all.
While a clean house on the inside is an important component to a house sell, it means little when there’s no attention to detail on the exterior.