Tips To Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal To Get Best Sale Price
By Bobby Freeman // June 6, 2014
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ABOUT VIDEO: RE/MAX tips to help you get the top price for your family’s biggest investment.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — Selling a home requires a lot of effective marketing, some cleaning up and packing away the clutter.
But even in a competitive selling market, it is always possible to turn your FOR SALE yard sign into a SOLD sign in a timely manner and sell for more money.
First, look at your home as if you were a potential buyer. Take a drive around your neighborhood and then drive up and park in your driveway carefully looking at the home as if for the first time.
Make note of the beautiful aspects of your home, and also areas that could deter potential buyers. The outside of your home is the first image they will see, both in person, and while pre-shopping online. More importantly look very closely at any negatives.
One maintenance project to tackle that will really spruce up the exterior of your home is refurbishing the outside that has been weathered by the sun. If you have a front porch, wooden window edgings or even a back deck, chances are these areas could benefit from new stain for a refreshed and clean look.
DECKS ARE GREAT INVESTMENTS
Home decks return about 70 percent of their original cost back to homeowners when a house is sold, according to Remodeling Magazine’s annual Cost vs. Value Report, but that’s only when the decks are kept in top shape. Applying a wood stain to your deck and woodwork to give it a beautiful look that will have home buyers and your neighbors impressed.
In addition to your exterior woodwork pressure wash the sidewalks and the home’s exterior, also take a look at your siding and gutters. Vinyl and aluminum sidings can collect dirt and look dingy after a season or two.
Use the pressure washer to wash away the grime and spider webs. This will bring some vibrancy back to the outside of your home. Also adding season-appropriate flowers, plants and landscaping such as fresh mulch, will give your home an artistic look.
Finally, take a close look at your exterior lights. Glass-enclosed lights can become filthy from all the elements, so take a quick moment to wipe them clean with glass cleaner. If your light fixtures are tarnished, or looking run down, just purchase a can of spray paint in any complimentary color to the exterior of your home and freshen them up. It will make your lights appear new in no time at all.
“Installing low-voltage landscaping lights will enhance your home’s exterior at night for a low cost plus they are very easy to install.”
Installing low-voltage landscaping lights will enhance your home’s exterior at night for a low cost plus they are very easy to install. These quick-fix projects will boost the look of your home both for prospective buyers arriving at your front door, and also in the photographs visible online. With a much better exterior appearance, chances are you’ll be able to sell your home much quicker and for more money.
If you are looking to sell your home then contact RE/MAX Elite’s McCoy-Freeman Group for a free home evaluation.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Bobby Freeman, a life-time resident of Brevard County, has been a top Realtor in the area for two decades. In his first year as an agent, Freeman received a Rising Star award from his Brokers. Since then he has achieved numerous sales awards and has recently been presented with the prestigious RE/MAX Hall of Fame Award.
Freeman, Jennifer McCoy and Nikki McCoy Freeman are family partners for RE/MAX Elite’s McCoy-Freeman Group. Together they have more than 30 years of extensive experience in all aspects of the real estate industry and have sold over $200 million.
Among McCoy-Freeman Group’s achievement are RE/MAX Hall of Fame, RE/MAX 100% Club, Certified Distressed Property Experts (CDPE), Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) and voted Best Realtor in Brevard County.
The group has been featured in many news publications including CNN Money Magazine, CNNMoney.com, WFTV 9 ABC News, Coastal Condo Living, & Hot Retirement Towns Magazine and SpaceCoastDaily.com
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