2 Ways You Can Improve Your Home's Curb Appeal


One aspect of selling your home that you should be concerned about is improving the curb appeal of the property. You want it to look great to buyers, because many people will not even step foot in the house if they do not like the way it looks. As you get ready to sell your home, take a close look at its exterior for things that you can improve. By taking the time to do these two things, it could result in a higher sales price or a faster sale.

Make Necessary Cosmetic Repairs

There are many things that can be wrong with a home that a potential buyer will see as work for them to fix. This can include shingles that are curled, brickwork that needs to be tuck-pointed, loose deck boards, and even windows that need to be cleaned. It's possible that these things got gradually worse over time, and you may not even notice them like someone would with fresh eyes.

Even though these types of repairs are simple to do, a buyer sees them as additional costs and a hassle to deal with once they own the home. The buyer may even request a credit at closing to help compensate them for these neglected repairs that they will need to do themselves. That is why you are better off taking care of as many of the repairs as possible before you put your home up for sale on the real estate market.

By having all cosmetic repairs done to the home, it will not scare away a buyer that is reluctant to spend more money after they buy their home. A lot of the costs of buying a home will be wrapped up in the mortgage, so leaving items in disrepair is seen as an additional cost to the buyer after closing.

Landscape Your Lawn

A home that well a well-manicured lawn reflects well on the owner. If you put a lot of care into the landscaping, chances are you put a lot of care into maintaining the home itself as well. It's a good reason to have your yard professionally landscaped to turn it into a vibrant and attractive part of your property. This is an area that can even help boost the home's resale value, especially if you put it much more effort than the other homes in your neighborhood.

For more ideas on how to improve your home's curb appeal, work with your real estate agent.


26 July 2016

Prioritizing Your Wish List

After I decided to buy a new home, I realized that I probably needed to prioritize the things on my wish list. Since I am not wealthy, I realized that I probably couldn't get everything that I wanted out of a single home--at least, not this time around. Fortunately, I worked with an incredible real estate agent who helped me to figure out which type of property would pay off in the end. Finding a home took a lot of time, but I am really pleased that I found the right one. This blog is all about learning to prioritize your home hunting wish list so that you can have the home and financial situation of your dreams.