"It's what's on the inside that counts" may be true for most things; but for homes, the exterior can prove to be just as important as the interior.
Why does it matter?
Commonly referred to as "curb appeal", your home's exterior carries the power to draw in potential buyers (or even envious neighbors). A charming home with beautiful landscaping is much more inviting than a home that appears to be falling a part.
First impressions matter with people AND with homes. If a potential buyer doesn't like the home's exterior, it's possible that they may neglect to tour the inside at all. A home's appearance must entice people and encourage them to tour the rest of the home.
How can you improve your "curb appeal"?
Landscaping: This is an easy fix that will add tremendous value to your home. Fresh cut grass, green trees and a few flowers can immediately adjust the mood of your home.
Fresh Paint: A new coat of paint can brighten your home's exterior and help it stand out. Siding, molding, doors and shutters can be painted quickly to add energy to your home!
Squeaky Clean: Power-washing brick or siding can remove dirt and liven the appearance of your home. For an added bonus, cleaning your home can save you from serious health issues.
Quick Additions: Little details can add tremendous value to your home. Adding new house numbers or a new mailbox are subtle changes that make a big difference
Bottom Line: Upgrade your home's exterior and boost its potential.