Curb Appeal: This Season’s “IT” WordMar 19, 2014
IN THIS ISSUE– Taking your exterior from beat up to upbeat, we’re talking about this season’s “IT” word: Curb Appeal.
The emergence of the sun and warmer weather is the world’s way of telling us to shake off those winter blues. Dust yourself off, grab your toolbox (whether it’s for function or fashion) and get outside– it’s officially home improvement season!
Give your home a good first impression by focusing on your exterior. It matters more than you think
It’s not only your neighbors and friends that will judge your house by its cover—according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), potential homebuyers say that curb appeal is most important when house hunting. And they’re not just talking about a manicured yard and bushels of lively flowers welcoming onlookers.
Nowadays, potential buyers are searching beyond the look of your landscaping and straight at structural issues such as:
- broken windows
- loose gutters
- jammed doors, etc.
In order to really make your home seem warm, inviting and most importantly, safe, it’s those bigger improvements that need your attention whether you plan on selling today or ten years from now.
Signs of wear are normal on homes. Signs of neglect are not. The good news? Setting pride for your home aside, updating and polishing its exterior can put money (and possibly lots of it!) into your pocket if/when you decide to sell. These types of remodels are on the less expensive end of the spectrum and because they are highly desirable, they can recoup a high percentage when selling. To see a list of what common exterior projects can potentially recoup click here!
Leaf and debris build-up in your gutters can cause major damage to your home. Protect your home by protecting your gutters!
New windows = new point of view!Wake up your home with a bright perspective