Let’s be honest, we all have a tendency to judge a book by its cover, and property is no different. If your prospective buyers are crossing the threshold of an exterior they find mildly undesirable at best and downright ugly at worst… well, it may not matter how beautifully you’ve staged the interior of your home. Terrible curb appeal may be the downfall of your property on the spot.
That being said, while preparing your home to successfully sell, you may want to focus on working from the outside in.
Starting as far out as possible, we recommend starting with the yard. After all, nothing says, “welcome home,” quite as well as a lush, green yard reaching out to draw buyers in and over to the front door. You may even want to plant fresh, seasonal flowers around the exterior perimeter of your property to liven it up, or at the very least maintain any unruly branches or sad, dying trees just waiting to be knocked over in the next hurricane. A healthy yard is a happy house, and a happy house means maximizing your ability to appeal to buyers.
Next, turn your eyes to the paint. Is your house’s paint job faded after years of basking in the brutal Florida sun? Is it chipping off or simply in need of a new top coat? Perhaps the front door doesn’t quite match the current color palette and needs to be redone with a different shade? Either way, a new paint job is easy on the eyes and helps buyers to relax their grip on their wallets. Consider modernizing the outdoor light fixtures, adding a new welcome mat, or decorating your property to match the seasonal festivities and holidays.
In all, you want to aim to excite your potential buyers from the moment they pull up to the curb and look out the window. By creating the image of a home that looks as new as they’ll feel in it, you’ll be able to sell faster and shed the stress that comes with wanting to succeed in the housing market.
What does this mean for me?
Curb appeal is only one stop on the journey to selling your property. And, here at Freedom Realty Group, we want you to experience the most relaxing selling process possible! By working with us, we guarantee that you’ll be able to sell your property quickly and efficiently. Call us today to find out what Freedom Realty Group, a locally owned and trusted Jacksonville company, can do for you!