A few years ago, CNBC did a piece on “The Value of Curb Appeal,” in which they interviewed real estate experts and moguls to get their perspective on the role curb appeal plays in the process of selling a house.
Barbara Corcoran, a real estate tycoon, said, “When the time comes to sell your house, you need to think carefully on where you will be investing your resources and time.”
Did you know that it only takes 30 seconds for a potential buyer to judge a house even before they have entered it? That’s because the exterior tells a completely different story. A house with an exterior that hasn’t received proper maintenance is less likely to attract buyers, and that’s not just our opinion.
The top exterior features that impress buyers are the front door, lawn, mailbox, and driveway. They make the first impression, and we all how important that is. Let’s look in detail at the role curb appeal can play in your home’s sale:
Bad Curb Appeal Puts Off Buyers
Various things can increase a house’s value, and you should know about them before putting ours on the market. From interior repairs to renovations, every inch of the house is looked at closely. As we said above, buyers see the front of the house first. If it lacks maintenance and doesn’t meet the standards of other houses for sale, buyers will not consider your listing. A bad experience can cast a shadow on the buyer’s interest in a property. A scratched front door, overgrown grass, and broken fences would turn off a potential buyer, and this is something any Orlando realtor worth their salt would tell you.
The Driveway Tells a Different Story
A house’s interiors can only shine in a buyer’s eyes when the outside also looks immaculate. Your driveway is a part of your house. A potential buyer will either park on the street or make their way onto your driveway. Now, put yourself in the buyer’s shoes and imagine stepping on a driveway covered with weeds. Your impression of the new Orlando real estate will go down immediately.
Roofs Represent Longevity
Roof repairs are considered one of the most expensive home repair jobs; they also happen to be important. Signs of a leaking roof will become visible quickly all over the house, from the attic to the walls and ceilings. You can’t just patch it up because the home inspection will reveal all the dirty secrets. Plus, the cleaner and more vibrant your roof, the more your house will stand out on the block.
Beauty Beats Location
Some houses don’t get sold quickly and at the seller’s desired price because they are not prime locations. If your house is not close to a public park, schools, or other such facilities, you can increase its appeal by improving the exterior. No matter what streets buyers have to navigate to arrive at your house, all their worries will go away the moment they see your well-maintained house.
So, go ahead and start making the changes before the next potential buyer schedules a tour. To get your house into a quality listing, visit the website Megan Dowdy Realty. Talk with a Windermere Florida realtor to get your house evaluated so you can get an idea of how much your property is worth and how you can increase its value. For further information, call 407-509-9279.