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Why Curb Appeal Is important: Boost Your Home's Attractiveness to Potential Buyers

13 Jun 2023 2:29 PM | Jamie Schmidt (Administrator)

As the old saying goes, "You never get a second chance to make a first impression." This saying rings especially true when it comes to selling your home. With the growing competition in today's real estate market, presenting your home in the best light is more important than ever. A significant part of that presentation is your home's curb appeal. Curb appeal refers to the attractiveness of your property from the street, and it's often the deciding factor for prospective buyers.

Jamie Schmidt, a professional from Greenway Pressure Washing in Cherry Hill and founder of the Professional Worldwide Mobile Cleaning Association (PWMCA) explains how his services are tailored to help clients enhance their curb appeal. "We have bundles designed for clients looking to sell their homes," says Schmidt. These bundles range from roof washing and siding washing to concrete pressure washing. These services not only help improve the physical appearance of your home but also save homeowners the time and stress of managing these tasks.

In a buyer's market, it's crucial to stand out. Realtor Kevin Wallace from MLS Direct in Cherry Hill reiterates the importance of curb appeal. According to Wallace, "Curb appeal is one of the most important items that should be taken into consideration when selling a home. It's the first thing seen, and it could make or break a person's interest."

The exterior of your home is essentially the book cover that can invite potential buyers to explore what's inside. Failing to take curb appeal seriously can be a costly mistake for sellers. Here are a few ways to optimize your home's curb appeal:

  1. Keep It Clean: Pressure washing your home's exterior, driveway, walkways, roofs, and patios can give it a refreshed look. Not to mention, a clean exterior is an indication of a well-maintained home.

  2. Maintain the Landscape: A well-manicured lawn, vibrant flowers, and trimmed shrubs can instantly improve your home's curb appeal. Consider hiring a professional landscaping service if necessary.

  3. Update Your Front Door: The front door serves as the focal point of your home's exterior. A fresh coat of paint, a new doorknob, or an attractive wreath can do wonders.

  4. Add Outdoor Lighting: Outdoor lighting isn't just about safety and security. It can also highlight your home's best features and add a cozy feel.

  5. Fix Visible Damage: Fix any noticeable damage such as cracked windows, broken shingles, or peeling paint. These issues can send a red flag to potential buyers.

If you're considering enhancing your home's curb appeal but lack the time or expertise to do so, there are professionals who can help. The Professional Worldwide Mobile Cleaning Association (PWMCA) is an excellent resource to find an exterior cleaning professional in your area. These experts can handle all of your pressure washing and soft washing needs, ensuring that your home's exterior is in top shape when it hits the market.

With an investment of time and resources into your home's curb appeal, you stand a better chance of making a successful sale in a competitive market. The allure of a well-presented home can be the deciding factor for a potential buyer, enticing them to step inside instead of merely driving by. So before you place that "For Sale" sign in your yard, consider your home's curb appeal - it might just be the key to selling your home successfully.

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