Did you know that most Buyers will first do a "drive-by" when deciding whether to take a look at the inside of your home?  That's why curb appeal is so important when your house is on the market. 

What is the outside of your home saying to Buyers?

Keep in mind, that Buyers don't just look at the front of the house, but where possible, they will try to see the backyard as well.  So be sure to focus your attention on both areas.

A few simple changes can make the difference between a Buyer crossing your house off their list sight unseen to the Buyer crossing your threshold.   Here is a list of areas that you should focus on when making your outside areas attractive to Buyers:

  • It should go without saying, but make sure the outside of your house is clean; if needed, power wash your sidewalks, driveway, pathways, courtyard walls and the exterior of your home.
  • Weed your front and back yards as well as trim bushes and trees.  An unkempt yard signals to the Buyer that the inside may not have been maintained.  
  • If your yard has been overplanted then remove the excess.  Much like a cluttered house, an overplanted yard can be an instant Buyer turn off. 
  • Remember, most Buyers do not want to spend countless hours working in the yard so make it appear easy care. 
  • Repair the irrigation system and leaky bibs. 
  • Add some color to your landscaping.  A few bright bedding plants can change a dreary yard into one that is inviting to Buyers.
  • How's the paint?  Cracked and peeling paint will turn Buyers off at the curb.  Repair cracked stucco, touch up problem areas, or, if necessary, paint the outside.  Believe me, this investment will pay dividends in helping to get your home sold quickly and for top dollar.  
  • Don't forget about the front door--is it one that invites Buyers to come in?  Make sure it is clean and that the stain or paint looks fresh.  Buyers love glass insert doors so if your budget allows consider replacing yours or the hardware to give it an up-to-date look.  

Are you thinking about selling your Green Valley, AZ home?  Begin with a free, no obligation comparative market analysis.  Or give me a call at 520-241-7780.

Your first and most important question to every agent you interview to list your home should be: "how will you leverage today's technology to sell my home?"  Find out if they have the advanced skills  necessary to market in today's digital age--including Certified Resdential Specialist (CRS) and ePRO designations.  Check out their website--does it invite you to spend time on it or turn you off?

I would love to show you the power of my proven marketing plan that heavily focuses on leveraging today's digital age to successfully sell homes.