The Importance of Curb Appeal

We’ve mentioned curb appeal before, but what is it and why does it matter so much?

Curb appeal refers to the visual value of a home for sale when viewed from the street. In other words, people who walk or drive by your property will find it appealing. There are many ways to increase your home’s curb appeal, from a new garage door to a good power wash and fresh coat of paint– but why is it such an important investment? Read on to find out.

Capturing Attention

Most of the time when you hear people refer to curb appeal, they’re speaking about the housing market. Curb appeal jumps to the top of a homeowner’s list of concerns once they decide to sell or rent– and it’s never a bad idea to plan ahead, even if you’re not looking to move within the next few years. Investing in your home reaps benefits you can enjoy in the moment and after you decide to put your house up for sale.

When potential homeowners are browsing the housing market– whether that’s through a website or simply driving around prospective neighborhoods– the first thing they see is a street view of your home. First impressions are everything. If they love your home at first glance, they’re more likely to remember it fondly– whereas if they feel less kindly toward it, they’re much less likely to look into the property any further. Consider your home’s strengths and play to them– if you’ve got several bedrooms and plenty of room in the yard for children to play, lean into the look of a spacious, family-friendly home. If your property is smaller but a bit more secluded, perhaps a cozy, private presentation is in order. Stick to the image you feel best represents your home and cater your curb appeal efforts to that theme for a lasting first impression.

Pride and Satisfaction

Your home is what you make of it, and you deserve to be proud of where you live. Your property can often be seen as an extension of yourself and, at the very least, your lifestyle– after all, you don’t keep the lawn trimmed meticulously purely for your own enjoyment. Keeping up with exterior home maintenance and renovations will improve your satisfaction with your property and contribute to a sense of pride. Some people like to express themselves through the clothes they wear; your home can easily take on the same role. Showcase your unique sense of style and creativity with bright colors, or share your love of greenery through a tree-lined driveway and flower beds bursting with blooms. Neighbors and pedestrians aren’t the only ones who see your home from the outside– every time you come up the driveway or step outside after a long day, you can enjoy the place you call home.

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