First Impressions

Photo lacking curb appeal

While on my way to show property one weekend I heard a terrific radio broadcast by “Weekend Warriors” discussing curb appeal.  I was particularly interested because I had a listing presentation the next week for a property that really needed some help and it that broadcast was the perfect explanation of how curb appeal could increase the value of the home by $10,000 – $15,000.  It was the March 5th episode and it’s a good one to hear.

While at the listing presentation, I presented the owner with the URL for the website and the pod cast link to the show and encouraged them to listen to it.  We then discussed how cleaning their roof of pine needles and cleaning the gutters could greatly increase the value of their home.   At another preliminary  listing appointment I found the grounds littered with trash.

You only get one opportunity to make a good first impression so it is important to pay attention to the curb appeal of your house.  You only get one chance to make a good impression.