It is a wide known fact among veteran real estate agents that prospect buyers can reject a house before even stepping inside to see it. Price is not usually a factor for most, but the reason most buyers decline on listings is due to curb appeal.
Basically what it means in the real estate game is that a house could be constructed with a solid foundation and ample room, reasonably priced, but if the house seems “bland” and less desirable, then the curb appeal is very low to non-existent. Buyers apparently like houses that look amicable and welcoming, by that, it could be any measure of things: a new paint job with eye-popping color, landscape beauty, to even something as simple as new doors and shutters for windows.
People know what they want and a basic rule of thumb to any business is to know what they want. The following tips are meant to guide and aid future agents that are new to the game and often wonder why buyers reject near-perfect listings. It is meant to inspire and shape up curb appeal to any house so that any person interested in buying it will have no doubts.
Applying fresh coats of paint can never do any wrong. Painting a house with earth tones to bright colors can add curb appeal. The goal is simply to make the house stand out just a little from its neighboring homes. Never allow it to completely differentiate from other houses because people looking to buy usually don’t like homes that call too much attention to it.
The procedure is to practically be eye-catching in a good way, for example, it blends well but it does uniquely stand out. Still, why stop there? Sprucing up mailboxes and toying with numbers could add that certain aesthetic brilliance that sums up a house’s overall value and attraction to would-be buyers. [Read more…]