So you want to improve your home for sale but are on a budget? Use curb appeal!
I love curb appeal because this is one of the quickest and easiest things you can do on the cheap. Plus it will get people into view your home. Obviously the more people who see your home, the better chance you’ll get an offer.
So what should you do? What area should you focus on? After all, you have a lot of choices. Should you plant a tree? Flowers? Landscape? Paint? A porch swing? What? Well, start here.
First, go take a few pictures of your home because most likely people are going to find you online. So before they even do a drive by, they’ll be looking, and you want to know what the first picture impression will be. So do your homework and walk out front and take a few shots. Better yet, drive up to your home and snap a shot because this is what most realtors will do (which is a huge mistake and I’ll tell you why in a minute).
They typical shot of homes for sale is from the road right in front of the garage/driveway. Look at that picture. How does it look to you? Probably like a big garage and a house behind it, right? Not the best view. So now move around and take some more shots. Go to the other side of the yard. Make sure you’ve got good lighting. Double check it’s not being blocked by a tree. Try a night shot w/all of the lights on (& a ‘star’ style filter or effect for the lights will make a BIG impression).
Now look at those shots, which one stands out? Choose that one.
Time for a little work because up to now all we’ve done is frame a picture. Looking at the one you chose, what could be done to improve the home and make it look nicer? Is it showing off the front door? Paint it red! Is it highlighting the yard? Put up a tree-swing! Are your windows and inside the home the focus? Take a night show w/the lights on? It really all depends on what you have highlighted in the picture, then (and this is the key) IMPROVE THAT, and have the picture retaken (professionally).
This simple step above will get you loads of views and interest for people to actually come see your home.
Questions? Feel free to get in touch or leave a comment for me.