Curb Appeal…I’m pretty sure anyone who is reading this blog has heard this term before. I bet I could take most of you to a neighborhood and you would be very comfortable telling me which houses have curb appeal and which ones are unfortunately lacking in this category.
In today’s real estate market we as home builders and remodelers are faced with a requirement of creating a home that has the amenities to support your lifestyle, while putting it in a package that looks great.
We might be in the golden age of curb appeal. Think about it, we all know how big of an impact the internet is. The National Association of Realtors estimates over 85% of home shoppers begin their search online. They go to real estate sites, enter specific search parameters and bam – every possible house right at their finger tips. This is great for those of us selling our homes but not so great for those of us selling our ugly homes. With the exterior being the starting point of every house, buyers may not even make it to the interior pictures to see how great of a buy your home might be.
Well now that we identified why it is and always will be important you might be asking “How can I change my house?” Here is a check list of items you do to improve your curb appeal:
This is a crash course on curb appeal, and it might raise more questions than provide answers. That is ok, getting you thinking about it is a great start. Take a look at your home, decide what you can and can’t do and then put a plan in place to accomplish it. Home improvements can be like working out, painful but gratifying when they are finished! If you have questions about projects you are working on please give us a call and we will try to help out.