The real estate market is cold, cold, cold. If you want to sell in this market, you need to spice things up. One of the best ways is to do a little plastic surgery on your home.
Time has a negative impact on our bodies. Hair goes gray or falls out. Thinks sag or wrinkle. Well, the same goes for your home. If you are going to sell it, you need to make an objective assessment regarding it and then do a bit of plastic surgery.
First impressions. I’ll skip the clich s, but they are truly important. In real estate, the first impression is known as curb appeal. Simply put, you need to have the front of your property in tip top shape. When potential buyers pull up, you want them to immediately be taken with the property. So, how do you do this? I’m glad you asked.
Landscaping is a wonderful thing. The return on investment is tremendous. For a relatively small amount of money, you can change the entire feel of a property. That being said, this is where you should spend some money. Have professional landscapers bid on the project and present you with ideas. You’ll be shocked at how much a difference it can make. So will buyers!
Oh, the weather is frightful…and it beats up the paint on your home. When performing plastic surgery, repainting the front of your home is money well spent. Don’t just repaint the same colors. Consider adding highlights by painting window frames in different colors and so on. This small step can give an older home a more updated look. That can be the difference between getting an offer or not.
If you see buyers walking up to your house with their heads down, there is a reason. A tip buyers are given in books is to look at the paths and driveway of a home for sale. Why? Well, most sellers don’t take the time to clean up or improve them. This makes their condition a better indicator of how the home has been maintained. To counter this, you need to make sure all stains are removed and cracks repaired. Again, money well spent.
There is no denying that buying a home is an emotional decision. Perform a little plastic surgery on the front of your home and the offers should roll in.