VIRTUAL CURB APPEAL
January 8, 2010
The two basic factors that contribute most toward a timely, successful home sale are the right price and stunning curb appeal.
“Curb appeal” is the way your property looks when viewed from the street. Over the past decade, “curb
appeal” has taken on a much larger definition. No longer do buyers need to drive around neighborhoods to get
a first-hand look at homes for sale. According to a survey by the National Association of Realtors over 87 percent of homebuyers use the internet to search for a home before ever getting into their cars. This makes curb appeal that much more important and also expands the “curb”to cover every aspect of the house, inside and out.
Buyers now expect to explore every room in the house with just a click of the mouse. When selling your home, be sure to choose a REALTOR® who is internet savvy and who has a comprehensive web-based marketing strategy. They will advise
you on how to stage your home for sale, and how to photograph its best features. First impressions really count in real estate. Good curb appeal can affect the final sales price by as much as 11 percent. So it is important that your home is in top showing condition before you put it on the market.
For professional advice on all aspects of buying or selling real estate, please contact me at:
or 305-960-2575, or come
by the office at 355
Alhambra Circle, 9th
Floor, in Coral Gables