Curb Appeal Matters

Why Your Home’s Curb Appeal Matters More Than You Think If You Sell One Day

Article by guest author – Alice Robertson


Usually, when we think of selling our homes, we tend to pay more attention to their interior than their exterior. While this is fine to do, the curb appeal of your home should not be left out of the process. According to research, it’s been proven that a neat and attractive curb has the potential to increase your home’s value by up to ten percent. In monetary terms, this could end up being quite substantial when it comes to setting the selling price of your home. So if your curb is not looking that great, here are some tips from Husser Window Cleaning on how to enhance its appeal to prospective buyers.

The beauty of landscaping

If you want to make your yard more attractive, landscaping is one way to spruce up its appearance. Of course, there is an art to landscaping, especially if you’re interested in planting new plant species. Furthermore, you’ll need to have a clear picture of what you want the layout to look like. In addition to knowing the theory behind landscaping, you’ll also have to learn how to garden — that is, if you don’t choose to hire a professional landscaper to do the job for you.

Suppose, your yard needs a complete overhaul. And you’re needing to remove overhanging branches or dead tree stumps that happen to be in the way of further renovation projects. You just need to search on the internet for an “affordable tree service near me” to find reputable companies to help remove such heavy objects. Be sure to do the necessary research though to ensure you are getting a reliable and experienced contractor that knows what they’re talking about and has the skills and knowledge to back it up. You’ll also want to ensure that you’re getting the most bang for your buck, so get at least three estimates at the very minimum. And don’t hesitate to ask if stump grinding and disposal are included in the price, as these are often optional add-services at an extra cost!

Repairing and the installation of fences

Since a fence usually provides the border for a home, it makes sense then that this would be one of the first things to catch your eye when looking to buy a home. This is why it’s so important to ensure your fence is in tip-top shape at all times. Again, as far as the appearance of your home goes, but more specifically it’s a curb appeal, a clean neat freshly painted fence will go a long way at creating that much sought-after favorable first impression.

Seeing to the ‘trims’ of your home

Here, it’s about paying attention to those features of your home that complete its look but that serve a functional purpose too. For example, clearing out and repairing damaged gutters is pretty much a necessity as far as refurbishing your home goes. Also, the state of your windows is worth paying attention to, also. In fact, clean, sparkly windows can make a world of difference to the look of your home overall. As this is often a tedious task to do for the average homeowner, check out Husser Window Cleaning for the resources and services to help keep your windows looking good as new, which in turn will boost the perception of your home when it’s on the market.

Paying attention to the finer details

In conclusion, when the time comes to sell and leave, your home should ideally be in good condition. It comes down to paying attention to all the finer (sometimes forgotten) details that all play a part in your home’s presentation – curb included. When done well,  this will be evident in the price you’ll eventually be able to ask for it.

Guest author Alice Robertson began her career in the home organization industry as a professional house cleaner. After cleaning and organizing her clients’ homes for years, she decided to open her own home organization business. She recently created as a place to share the great cleaning and organizing advice she has developed over the years.

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I have been cleaning windows in the Seattle area for nearly 30 years, and quite frankly, I enjoy it! I can also help you with your gutters and other outside tasks.  I will be happy to answer all of your questions, and I know the mistakes to avoid. I clean private homes or apartment complexes.

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