Curb Appeal 

 Curb Appeal? Does it make a difference when selling your home? I'm Amanda Oldfield with eXp Realty here in 100 Mile House. And as an agent, I've often consulted sellers on what they can do to improve the curb appeal of their homes as they enter into the marketplace. Making a good first impression is absolutely important and it does make a huge difference, especially in a shifting market where there's so much more competition and there aren't as many buyers. If the front of your home lacks curb appeal, it won't matter how wonderful the inside of your property is staged. If your home looks terrible on the outside, some buyers won't even want to go in and see the inside. Let's talk about a few things you can do to spruce up your curb appeal. Get rid of those cobwebs. 

You don't want your home to appear spooky and unkempt. Cobwebs can appear in unexpected places, lurking in the corners, the nooks of your homes, up high in the ceilings. A good power washing will help eliminate the cobwebs, the dust and other forms of dirt from the exterior of your home. Get rid of that plastic furniture. Yes, it's affordable and it's easy to care for but it can certainly lower your curb appeal. According to Catherine Mack, co-owner of the Home Buyer Network, if you cannot afford to replace plastic furniture with high-end pieces, it's best to store them away when they're not in use until your home is sold. 

This means less is more. Number three, is clean dirty windows and shutters. As a homeowner, you probably didn't notice how dirty your windows have gotten over the years but as a potential buyer or someone passing by, they can take notice. Dirty windows can make the home's front exterior look old and unkempt, and it will affect your view. Always take the extra time to get your windows shiny and clean. Clear the driveway of old cars, junk and trash can. Nobody likes to see a bunch of junk in the driveway when they pull up to a property. Run down vehicles, trash bins. 

Nobody likes to see that. Make sure you can move the cars away and get the trash bin stored nicely if possible. Number five is spruce up the front yard. Redoing your landscaping can be expensive. Most of the time, putting down some new bark mulch in areas that need attention can do wonders, add freshness to your yard. Flash of color with some nice flowers does the same. So I hope this was helpful. If you'd like more tips on way to enhance your property's curb appeal before you list, give me a call. I'm here to chat. I'm always happy to share my tips and tricks.

 I'm Amanda Oldfield with eXp Realty, and I'm here to help.

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