Jun
13
Curb Appeal

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When someone pulls up to your driveway, the LAST thing you want them thinking is, “UGH! This home is so ugly!”


There’s weeds in the garden. The grass has bald spots. Your neighbor’s trash is sitting on YOUR curb. The porch is covered in a thick, dusty layer of pollen. The flowers look like they haven’t been watered in weeks.


This sort of first impression? It’s not so great.


Now most real estate agents may not advise upgrading your yard, simply because they know your house will sell in this market even if the exterior needs some help.


They just want your house sold as fast as possible.


However, homes with lots of curb appeal tend to sell for 7% more than houses with an uninviting exterior.


This means if your home value is at $300k, taking the time to increase curb appeal could bring you an extra $21k.


Remember that if you don’t want to put in the work of increasing your curb appeal, you don’t have to!


That’s what contractors are for!


Even if you spend a few hundred or thousand dollars making your yard look better, you’ll still pull in a nice profit from making that call to the landscaper.


So tell me, on a scale of 1 to 10, how nice is your front yard?