Does Curb Appeal Really Matter?


Fall is here and buyers are out and about discovering homes for sale across North Texas. Not surprisingly, properties with the best “curb appeal” attract the most attention.

 

^4 Westchester Court, Heath

 

“If you’re considering listing your home for sale, your property’s curb appeal should be top of mind,” says Stacey Zimmerman, a sales associate with Ebby’s Preston Plano Parkway Office. “Buyers often pass quick judgment on a property based on its drive-up appeal. A small investment in time and money to spruce up your property’s exterior appearance will likely mean fewer days on the market and a higher sales price.”

 

Below are a few areas in particular on which you should focus:

*  For a burst of color, plant fall flowers.

*  Tidy up your gardens.

*  Remove glass from light fixtures around your home’s front door and clean thoroughly.

*  Wash down your front door. If the sun has faded the paint, consider repainting.

*  Clean and polish your front door’s hardware. Replace it if necessary.

*  Check your house numbers. Are they still in good shape and visible from the street? If not, replace them.

*  Wash the windows. If this isn’t your strong suit, hire a professional.

*  Check your roof to make sure no shingles are missing or are damaged.

*  Remove debris from your gutters and drain spouts.

*  Clean your patio furniture. You want potential buyers to be able to visualize your outdoor living area’s potential.

 

So, just how does one “define” curb appeal? Simply put, you’ll know it when you see it. Check out these Ebby listings that offer it in spades!

 

^2100 La Rochelle, Flower Mound

 

^5543 Morningside, Dallas

 

^11220 Leachman Circle, Dallas

 

^16904 Colegrove, Dallas

 

If you’re considering buying a Dallas-Fort Worth-area home, we hope you’ll consider these and the many other beautiful homes now available at ebby.com. If you’re considering listing your North Texas home, contact an Ebby Associate to learn more about how to prepare it to sell in today’s competitive housing market. To get started, visit the award-winning ebby.com.