The “Awe” Moment starts with Curb Appeal!

“Awe” moment, curb appeal, make your neighbors envious of your home prior to listing it for sale.

Homeowners are responsible for the quality of their home with the maintenance and care that they provide for the building throughout the year. Every home requires a specific amount of upkeep to ensure that it maintains its value and has a high level of appeal. To keep your neighbours in awe of your home, there are a few important steps to take to allow it to stand out in the local area.

Install a Fence

The curb appeal of your home is one of the most important features of the property. It determines how much it stands out in the neighbourhood. A fence can enclose your yard. It  prevent animals or those passing by from walking on the grass. The fence is also considered to be an extra security measure. It can deter intruders from accessing the building if they attempt a break-in.

To enhance the design of your home, chose a cast iron fence. It creates a contemporary design that looks high-end.  increasing the value of your home with a perceived regal touch. You can also add a white picket fence, classic with its style and will look timeless in future years.

Add a New Mailbox

The mailbox is one of the first features of the home that is noticed by your neighbours and should be updated. If your mailbox is worn or the letters have faded, consider installing a new box that has fresh paint. Be sure it is visible for the mailman and prospective buyers as they pass by your home. Choose a mailbox that matches the style of your home. Be sure that it blends in well with the property. You can also install a new mailbox on the front porch to make it easy to access and visible from the outside.

Paint the Exterior

The colour of your home will determine the appearance of your property. This makes it important to paint the exterior with a fresh coat of paint that allows the home to look updated. Consider choosing a neutral colour that blends in with the rest of the houses on the block to ensure that it doesn’t stand out or look awkward. Using a bold colour can cause it to lose its value. The trim or paint on the shutters should complement the main shade of the home.

There is always an exception to the rule

Recently, I and co-realtor decided to paint the front door high gloss fire engine red. We also added a brass mailbox on the wall next to the door. The home had been on the market for 3 months without one offer-no interest to say the least. Once the door was painted passer-byes on this busy street took notice. Within 2 weeks the home was sold AT list price. It stood out from all the rest, but in a pleasant way.

The “AWE” starts at the curb it peaks the interest but stop there. Be sure your home, the house you want to list and sell continues to overwhelm your prospective buyers.