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August
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Attract Home Buyers with Curb Appeal


If you are thinking of selling your home, it is important to understand the importance that curb appeal plays in luring buyers to your home. In fact, curb appeal is one of the major things that help sell a house quickly.

When it comes time to sell a house, most people update the interior of their home. While an interior might get plenty of attention, the exterior is often neglected by home sellers. This is unfortunate, as ignoring curb appeal can result in home buyers not bothering to even look at your home. Encourage potential buyers to come inside your home by spending some time working on the exterior. Here are some ideas to help you create a welcoming exterior.

Get Rid of Clutter

Clutter can make even the nicest homes look unkempt. Buyers will imagine that the inside of your home is even messier. Things like garden tools and hoses, garbage cans and recycling containers need to be stored someplace where they cannot be seen such as in your garage. Take down Christmas lights and other outdated decorations. Remove shoes, umbrellas and other unneeded items from your front porch. Clear your lawn of branches, leaves and dead trees.

Hide Eyesores

Your outside air conditioning unit is a major eyesore. The same goes for electrical boxes and equipment. Fortunately, there are many ways to conceal these things. Use decorative fencing or plant a bush in front of them. You can also over the electrical boxes located on the side of your home with an outdoor wall trellis covered with lovely climbing vines or flowers. If you are handy, consider making a decorative ventilated box that covers the hulking air conditioning unit in your yard. Just remember that an A/C unit needs room to ventilate the heat that it generates. Check with the manufacturer before constructing a box to determine how much space you will need to leave in between the unit and the box.

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