Curb Appeal for Your East Lake Woodlands Home :: FL

CURB APPEALYou’ve enjoyed all there is to offer in your East Lake Woodlands home, but now life changes are calling and sadly, you must sell. There are many ways you can create a look for your home that is eye-catching to potential buyers seeking all the same wonderful things offered in the East Lake Woodlands community that you’ve enjoyed over the years. It can be as simple as a weekend designated for some new landscaping, or a fresh coat of paint that provides an appearance that will draw buyers to your home. A few dollars spent on whatever it takes to make your home appealing to interested parties can really pay off in the long run and if you’re handy, many of these projects can be done on your own, providing a huge savings. Remember, first impressions are everything and can easily be what makes a potential buyer come back to your home during their home search. And curb appeal is by far one of the most important factors in return views. Here are a few examples of some projects that really can help your home show like a model.

A Fresh Coat of Paint can give your home a Fresh New Look!

Painting is inexpensive but can have a huge impact on the way a home shows. One piece of advice is to keep colors neutral. Although you may like blues, greens, or reds, a potential buyer may have completely different taste. Neutral colors are easier on the eyes and look pleasing in all types of light. In addition, providing a neutral atmosphere provides an easier transition for a buyer to move right in without having to immediately change colors to go with their furniture or decorating scheme. This means more to a buyer than you might think. If you are already working with a neutral palette in your home, then a suggestion would be to paint an accent wall on a main wall in a room. This could be done in a deeper color of the same shade in areas such as behind a sofa or another area in which to draw attention like a recessed wall or behind an entertainment center. Remember, peeling, chipped or faded paint can be unsightly, while fresh paint can not only provide a clean look, but can also give your home the smell of a new home.

Landscaping is meant to draw attention to a home, not draw attention away.

Is it time to replace those dead annuals? Or maybe are the weeds becoming more apparent than the actual plants? Maybe it is time to clean up your landscaping. If you already have a good pattern of plants to work with, it could be as simple as trimming back overgrown plants to give them a more manicured look or removing weeds that have overtaken your landscaping bed. If your mulch has begun to deteriorate a few fresh new bags of mulch can really provide a clean, brighter look. Sprucing up your landscaping can be done with little or no money out of your pocket depending on how much sprucing you may need to do. Adding some brightly colored flowers can provide a cheerful entrance to your home or adding some potted plants near the doorway can also be inviting.

How is the roof over your head?

Although a new roof can be a costly item to replace, many home inspections may require you to replace the roof before the sale of a home takes place if leaks or damaged areas are found. A roof in need of repair can really hinder the sale of a home. If you know that your roof needs repair or replacement, you may choose to do this before marketing your home. This can be great for marketing purposes and in negotiating a sale. A new
roof also shows the potential buyer that you have really cared immensely for your home.

Small touches can make a huge impression

The first look a potential buyer may get of your home is as they are driving through your community in search of homes for sale. If at first glance your home does not look appealing, they may never stop to take down information about your home and may just keep on driving. Small things such as pressure cleaning a driveway, sidewalk or walkway to your home can give your home a bright, clean look. Cleaning the mildew off a mailbox or replacing a damaged one is inexpensive and can make a big difference in the outside appearance of your home. Even though the interior of your home may be in model-shape, don’t make the mistake of ignoring the exterior. The potential buyer may never give themselves the opportunity to view the inside of your home if the outside does not provide a positive first impression worth remembering.

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