Summer Curb Appeal Tips to Attract Buyers

Home AuctionImproving a home’s curb appeal is necessary for any home to sell in a competitive real estate market, especially in Greater Cleveland. As you prepare your home for the market in communities such as Chardon or Painesville this August or September, it will be just as important to think about your home’s exterior curb appeal as it will be to stage your home’s interior. After all, you need to make your home’s exterior compelling enough to draw prospective buyers inside! Keep in mind these summer curb appeal tips to help make your home as inviting and appealing as possible to prospective buyers.

Start by boosting your home’s curb appeal. The advantage of selling in late summer or early fall is the opportunity to showcase your home’s exterior, before the heavy snow blankets Northeast Ohio. Many people who are searching for a new home will often drive around neighborhoods, looking at homes for sale. That’s why it is so important that your home appears well taken care of on the outside. A well-maintained home exterior will entice a prospective buyer to schedule a home showing to see the interior. How can you boost your home’s curb appeal? Here are some tips:

  • Keep your lawn freshly mowed and flower beds neatly manicured.
  • Power wash your home’s siding and walkways.
  • Thoroughly clean all windows.
  • Repaint the porch, as needed, and repair any broken porch lights.
  • Make sure house numbers are easily visible and attractive.

Pay special attention to the front porch. This is the first “room” of the home that your prospective buyers are likely to experience. Make sure it makes a positive impression. For example, add a new welcome mat or a wreath to give the porch a fresh look. Keep the porch tidy and free of any debris, such as leaves or branches. Even a tiny porch can appear well kept and welcoming.

Let the light in. Make sure windows are not blocked by furniture and are free of any dust and dirt. It is important that prospective buyers have a clear view both into and out of the home. Clean windows are essential!

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