Are you looking to sell your home? Do you want to sell your home for the highest price possible? If so, landscaping and curb renovations may be just the thing for you! In the real estate, first impressions mean everything. Not only does style and location impact the value of a home, but curb appeal may be just the thing to attract or disregard potential buyers.
You may ask yourself “what exactly is curb appeal?” According to Investopedia, curb appeal is a term used to describe the general attractiveness of a house or other piece of property from the sidewalk to a prospective buyer. Or in other words, how appealing a home looks from the street curb. Here are a few reasons how curb appeal impacts the selling of your home!
Whether it’s neighbors walking buy or a potential home buyer, property owners always want positive impressions of their home’s curb appeal. Every aspect of a home’s exterior should be well designed and kept up if you want to impress home buyers. Simple landscaping maintenance also shows that homeowners care about the overall condition of their home, which is a huge turn on for potential buyers!
The resale value of your home is always on the top of your mind because it will play a direct role in how much it’ll hit the market for. The listing price of your home depends on many factors, but one of those factors is indeed curb appeal. If a buyer sees poor landscaping compared to others in the neighborhood, then the offering price will be lower. However, if your home has stunning curb appeal, you may be able to increase your asking price.
In any case, enhancing a home’s curb appeal will only improve the chance for getting the asking price. As well as giving bragging rights for best-looking house on the block!
If still not convinced by the magic of curb appeal, check out Remodeling Impact Report: Outdoor Features from the National Association of REALTORS®. The report has some interesting data on landscaping and home value especially those with lots of curb appeal!