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Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Home - Neglecting Curb Appeal

Tuesday, May 21, 2024   /   by Brandon Hutchison

Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Home - Neglecting Curb Appeal

The exterior of your home sets the tone for potential buyers' perceptions. Neglecting it can immediately discourage interest before buyers even enter. Here's why it matters and how to address it:


    1. Curb appeal influences perception: The exterior of your home is the first thing buyers see, shaping their initial impression. A poorly maintained exterior suggests neglect and may lead buyers to assume the interior suffers from similar issues, deterring them from further consideration.

    2. Reflects property value: A well-maintained exterior signals that the property has been cared for, implying higher property value and reducing buyer concerns about hidden maintenance problems. Conversely, a neglected exterior can raise doubts about the property's overall condition and value.

    3. Invites exploration: An inviting exterior encourages potential buyers to explore further. It creates a positive emotional response and draws buyers in, making them more likely to schedule a viewing and consider your home seriously.



  • To ensure your home's exterior is appealing:
  • Keep the lawn mowed, garden beds tidy, and pathways clear.
  • Repair any visible exterior damage, such as cracked paint, broken fixtures, or damaged siding.
  • Enhance curb appeal with simple upgrades like fresh paint, updated lighting fixtures, and attractive landscaping.
  • Consider staging outdoor spaces, such as the front porch or patio, to showcase their potential for relaxation and entertainment.

Investing time and effort into maintaining and enhancing your home's exterior can significantly improve its appeal and attract more potential buyers, increasing the likelihood of a successful sale.

Call us today to get a customized plan on how to sell your home for top dollar!


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