Curb Appeal Matters: Tips Declutter Your Property

Real estate agent respondents to a 2014 Zillow survey named curb appeal one of the five most important factors in selling a home. A study by Texas A&M University found that homes’ sales price can increase up to 17% with improved curb appeal. And according to the National Association of Realtors, 63 percent of homebuyers will drop by after viewing a home they like online. We think it just makes sense to ensure that potential buyers’ first impressions of your home are overwhelmingly positive: In other words, focus on curb appeal. Realtor Magazine suggests that spending between one and two percent of a home’s value is a reasonable investment in curb appeal: So if your home is worth $200,000 it’s likely worth spending between $2,000 and $4,000 in enhancing your curb appeal. That amount can go a long way in making your house look fantastic from [...]