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A large percentage of home buyers decide whether or not to look inside a house based on its curb appeal. Many buyers form their first, and often strongest, opinions before they step-foot in a home. You can help encourage Buyers to come inside your house by improving the exterior appearance.
It’s difficult to look at your own house in the same way potential home buyers do – you are too accustom to the way it looks. Decide right now to stop thinking of the property as a home. It’s a house – a commodity you want to sell for top-dollar.
The next time you come home, stop across the street or far enough down the driveway to get a good view of your house and its surroundings.
Take photos of the home’s exterior. If you have a digital camera, view the color versions first, then remove the color and look at it in black and white (it’s easier to spot problems when color isn’t around to affect our senses).
Buyers doing a drive-by will try their best to see your backyard. If it’s visible from another street or from someone’s driveway, include it in your curb appeal efforts.
Do your curb appeal exercise again at dusk, because it is common for potential buyers to drive-by houses in the evening.