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Curb Appeal Enhancement

by Gina Jacobs 11/03/2019

What’s curb appeal enhancement? A whopping 87 percent of buyers start their home search online. How your house looks, that attractiveness of a residence or commercial property as viewed from the street is curb appeal. 

It’s all about making that crucial first impression. After all, you dress your best when attending a job interview. Sometimes we spend hours grooming in front of the mirror before a first date. The same thing happens when a home seller wants to sell a house; they ensure that there's an enhancement in the curb appeal. 

Your curb is crucial because it is where the impression of your potential buyer originates. As they say, "The first impression lasts." So it is vital that it should be appealing to your buyer for you to gain useful feedback and positive comments from them. To help you achieve the beauty that your curb deserves, here are ways to enhance your curb appeal:

Painting

Painting is one of the most important things to consider if you want your house to look vibrant and attractive. One way to enhance curb appeal is by painting your home with a suitable color. It is essential that your exterior paint match with its theme. The color of the roof should also be taken into consideration when picking the right color for your home. However, do not overdo the paint in your house with bright colors. Having too large a variety of colors make your house look distracting.

Manicured Yard

Lawn enhancement is also ideal as it gives your home an edge. Bedding materials and fresh mulch could be added around the plants to make your garden bedding sharper. If you have the cash to spare, invest in landscaping. Landscaped front yards are pleasing to the eye for your visitors and homebuyers when you are selling your home.

Lighting

Next is by providing sufficient lighting for your curb. Porch and carriage lights highlight the features of your house and curb at night. Accent lighting in flower beds and along walkways show off its unique details. Aside from the fantastic curb appeal that careful lighting can provide, it will also make it safer for you to go out in your yard at night because of the increased visual effect that it gives.

The first impression is the skill in home selling. The view from your street can drive buyer traffic to your home more than you think. If you want to enhance your home curb appeal, you might consider several of these things for your home to look as beautiful as possible.

About the Author
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Gina Jacobs

 With a strong desire to prosper in real estate, Gina Jacobs got her agent license in 2002 and immediately started working for one of the large local firms. In addition to listing homes and assisting buyers with their purchases, over the years Gina has successfully bought and flipped several properties, has general contracted the construction of a new home in Oxford, and currently manages several rental properties for out of state owners. Having lived in several towns in the area, Gina still services those towns and numerous others in the Fairfield, New Haven, and Litchfield Counties.

Besides renovating distressed homes for resale, Gina enjoys renovating dollhouses in her spare time. She is currently working on 2 vintage dollhouses made by her grandfather and one she acquired from a very generous client. Gina also takes pleasure in gardening and photography. Some of her top selling photos can be viewed on Shutterstock.com