Using Curb Appeal to Sell Huntsville Real Estate

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by Elizabeth Cooper-Golden

in Huntsville Home Seller Tips

Curb appeal is one the most important features to address when selling Huntsville Real Estate. The idea is to make passing home buyers want to get out of their car and take a good look at your inside living spaces. Curb appeal begins by imagining prospective buyers driving up and examining your property for the first time. Your goal is to have them exclaim, “What a lovely home!”.

Doesn’t Have to Be Expensive

Curb appeal is one way to make your Huntsville Home outshine the others on the market, and upgrading your exterior doesn’t have to cost you a lot of money. Restore, the outlet store for our local Habitat for Humanity, resells donated home building materials and the money is funneled back in the community. They sell all kinds of outdoor accessories like light fixtures, window hardware, paint, and house numbers. There are three locations in the Huntsville area so be sure to check out their location and phone numbers from their website.

Welcome Buyers with Accessories

An appealing home setting begins with the access to your Huntsville Home. If you have no dedicated pathway to the front door, add a simple walkway. A wandering passageway to the front door feels more inviting than a straight-shot walkway. If you have a plain, straight concrete sidewalk, create flower beds on either side to encourage a relaxed, friendly feeling. Adding a water feature near your entry walk also enhances the ambiance because moving water relaxes the body and mind.

Adding wind chimes can add to the pleasure of your buyers’ sense of hearing. Potted plants are very friendly, but avoid thorny plants near the doorway. Floral baskets with bright yellow and white flowers show up best day and night. A rocking chair, a glider, or a porch swing will convey a friendly neighborhood and invite potential buyers to sit and chat. A welcome mat also adds a homey touch.

Make the Simple Repairs

Repair cracks in the driveway with cement epoxy. Clean spider webs off eaves, windows and porch. Repair or replace broken doorbells. Clean or replace dirty or burnt out exterior lights.

Buyers forgive inadequacies in your home if they love it from the first time they see it that is the bang for the buck when it comes to curb appeal. Curb appeal is one of those preparatory activities that take a little extra time and a bit more money, but often times sell your home faster, and for more money.

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