When considering the mysteries of what attracts the ultimate buyer in Land o Lakes and Wesley Chapel, FL few will deny that "curb-appeal" is a sort of magic bullet. The term is a buzz word for the enticing image of your home as seen from the street, and is similar to the adage of "judging a book by its cover." Buyers who rely upon this might overlook a treasure in the rough, but savvy sellers know curb appeal is a key tool to finding a buyer more quickly.
Curb appeal is key when
buyers are looking through multiple listings, getting a feel for neighborhoods
from the comfort of their cars -- just "driving by." Often, buyers
will look at advertisements and listings online or in print, and if they are
local will take a peek on their way home from work. Because of the power of
this "curb view," often the primary photographs used in
advertisements and listings are from this angle. Money spent in improving this
viewing angle is among the smartest investment. Simply put, painting and
pruning trees and shrubbery can transform a home, helping to shed light on its
of the approach to a home can be equally enticing and help to pave the way for
a successful interior viewing. After all, when care is taken to the outside of
a home, people feel that the interior will also have what they are looking for.
Driveways and walkways that are well maintained and artfully presented greet
potential buyers as soon as they step out of their vehicles.
shrubs that lose their leaves can create slick areas on driveways and walkways
and be unattractive if allowed to affect landscaping and lawns. Ensure that you
consider this when selecting trees to plant near driveways, and keep leaves in
check during fall viewings. During the winter, when snow and ice might prove to
be a problem, it is essential to maintain driveways and walkways carefully.
This is not only for safety, but it illustrates the type of person who has
owned and maintained the house itself.
One helpful exercise is
to take time to view a home with curb-appeal in mind. At each juncture where a
potential buyer might approach and view your home or property, stop and look
around. Notice details. Take photographs. Look straight ahead, to the right and
left, and even at the ground. If there are appealing features, play those up.
If there are issues that block the enjoyment of the home, you can choose to
address them. In each instance, seek to frame the view of the home or property
in an appealing light, tending to the ground under foot, the areas close to the
viewer, and that which they see.
The Results of
curb-appeal come when assessing views from inside the home and at various
places on the property. All views are important because they are
attention-getting elements of the property you are selling. Views are
memorable, and a bad one can deter potential buyers. Whenever possible, seek to
create eye-catching points around the home. If certain views are less than
desirable, seek to minimize, distract, or even block those views. If you can
remove the offensive elements, do so, but whenever possible, contain them,
screen them or otherwise affect a change.
certain areas in homes have an element of "approach" to them. You
control all the views inside the home, so assess each one carefully. The foyer
or entryway has its own view into the home and serves as a curb of its own, or
a launching pad, so to speak. As a viewer enters the home, moves to the living
room, kitchen, master bedroom, or backyard, each transition creates an
impression and should be considered a "view." Try walking through the
home and noting the approaches so that you can begin to create views within the
home that offer the best feelings and highlight the home's strengths. Make sure
lighting, furniture, and clutter are all under control so that impressions are
good every step of the way.
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