January 29th, 2016

Survey: Homeowners Need Help with Curb Appeal

We all know the value of curb appeal when it comes to real estate. After all, first impressions really matter when you’re buying or selling a home.

Man and Women in Front of Home

But a recent survey conducted by Briggs & Stratton Corporation revealed some surprising results about homeowners’ confidence in the curb appeal of their own property.

The survey of over 2,000 U.S. adults found that 62% of homeowners were influenced by their lawn when they bought their home. But only 44% of those same homeowners reported feeling that their lawn had a lot of curb appeal.

Why the disconnect? Results indicate that homeowners are not sure about how to improve their homes’ outdoor aesthetics. Additionally, people may be intimidated by the cost and time needed to boost the appeal of their home’s outdoor area.

Six Tips for Improving Your Home’s Curb Appeal

  1. Add a pop of color by painting your front door.
  2. Ensure your lawn and landscape attracts attention, even after dark, by installing a few outdoor lights.
  3. Add some pretty potted plants around your entryway.
  4. Check your outdoor paint – on siding, shutters and trim – and do a touch-up if needed.
  5. Replace or refinish worn-out hardware.
  6. Keep the yard clean by cutting the grass and removing yard debris regularly

Need more expert tips? Contact us to get started with a Realtor.

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