So you’re looking to move your family out of your current residence to a new home better suited for your needs. Before you list your home on the market you will need to gauge its appearance to prospective buyers. Assessing Curb Appeal
Over time, a homeowner can grow accustomed to a home’s faults and shortcomings. Here are some tips and questions to ask yourself while evaluating the curb appeal of your market-bound home:
The first rule is to get rid of any personal thoughts about your home. This can be difficult, but consider what you want from this experience – to put the least amount of work into getting the highest amount of money for your house. Go into the experience viewing your home as a house.
Park your car down the street or at the end of your driveway. Make sure your vantage point is far enough away you see the entire house and yard. It is important to do this in the morning and at night to get good perspective of how your home looks at all hours. You can count on an interested homebuyer driving by many times, even at night.
Here are a few simple ways to add upgrades for some extra curb appeal:
Take before and after pictures to properly record the experience. As you are working towards these improvements you will be happy to have something to look back at. Also, photographs will point out little issues you may otherwise overlook if going off of memory.
Taking a few extra steps to evaluate the appearance of your home can get your house on the market sooner, and get you on your way to your next dream home.
Jeff has been the CEO of Senior.com for 12 years. Senior.com has grown under Jeff’s leadership, in fact when the website was first launched, the member base grew form Zero to over 700,000 in less the 3 years. Current, has over 1,600,000 registered members.
Jeff received his MBA degree in Managerial Finance and Investor Relations from the University of Phoenix and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Corporate Finance and Accounting from California State University, Fullerton.View All Articles