Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Increasing a Home's Curb Appeal

For more than 13 years, Corey Nelson has served as a Realtor with Sotheby's International Realty in Los Angeles, California. Known for his hands-on service as a Realtor, Corey Nelson often pulls weeds, helps with cleaning, and otherwise supports his clients in improving the curb appeal of their homes as they are put up for sale.

First impressions play a key role in generating buyer interest in a property. Homes that look well-kept on the outside are more likely to make a buyer want to look at them more closely. 

For the seller, this means that it is worth taking the time to clean the front entry way and, if necessary, ensure that the front door has a fresh coat of paint. Entryway light fixtures should be functioning, and the door mat area should be free of dust and dirt.

If parts of the exterior are dirty, pressure washing will likely be worth the time and investment. Homes with painted siding may need a fresh coat, particularly if there is any chipping or fading.

The landscaping should be free of weeds, and grass should be full and healthy. Removing any dead plants can instantly brighten an area, as can the pruning of overgrown tree branches and bushes. Mulched areas may need some fresh mulch to be added, and planting a few flowers can provide a further burst of color.