5 Ways to Boost Your Client’s Curb Appeal

They say you’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover but, when it comes down to looking at homes, that’s exactly what we end up doing. Having poor curb appeal is like showing up to an interview in jeans and a t-shirt. There may be a lot to offer, but it may not matter if your first impression comes across poorly. Curb appeal is your key to great first impressions.

If your client doesn’t think curb appeal is important – or they don’t have the time or money to tend to it – offer these simple suggestions that will change their mind.

Get New House Numbers

Yes, something as simple as installing a fresh set of address numbers can spruce up a client’s all-important entryway.

They actually make the house seem fresher. And, if you think about it, the house number is what we search for when we turn onto a street. Make the very first impression a shining one.

Keep It Clean

If a client is anxious to sell their home, encourage them to spend a Saturday morning raking the leaves or sweeping the porch. A home for sale should sparkle and gleam, so keeping it clean is a quick fix that every client should entertain.

If they have a front porch, are they able to stage it a little? A small patio set creates the vision of what this home could look like for the potential buyers.

Fix Small Repairs

Does anything require more than a clean sweep and comfortable patio chair? Things like cracks in the pavement or dry patches of lawn are not good indicators for the overall condition of the home.

As we know, people walk into a house and notice every little detail, including the cosmetic ones that are purely a matter of personal taste. A huge crack in the patio leading up to an entryway is a big no-no.

Suggest a Fresh Coat of Paint

This might be a tough sell. But, if the front door could benefit from a nice coat of robin’s egg blue, then you should certainly suggest that.

How are the other details like the rail posts or window trim? It’s often so surprising, but a fresh coat of paint is as good as applying a bright shade of lipstick to complete an outfit.

Plant, Pot, and Stage

If your client is starting to see the difference that a tidy exterior makes, then definitely suggest that they invest in a few potted plants.

Shrubs, such as boxwoods and evergreens, are simple yet effective. A potted fern is also easy to maintain and dresses up the entryway nicely. Real estate brokers located in Las Vegas may want to take another approach, planting some nice flowering cactus plants or another assortment of desert landscaping plants.

Outdoor solar lights are affordable and come in a variety of styles. How about those potential buyers who come to visit the house after they get off of work at 5 o’clock?

Imagine the impression a walkway trimmed in fairy lights, speckled by plush ferns, and shining in a fresh coat of paint will make.

You might even have to roll up your sleeves and start raking some leaves yourself! Whatever it takes, stress the emphasis on curb appeal.

The little bit of time and money one can spend tidying up the exterior of a home will reap its rewards tenfold. Good luck to you, and here’s to a successful sale!