Nature has really burst back to life around us in the Greater Phoenix area, surrounding us with bright colors and varying textures. At this time of year, especially because the Greater Phoenix Real Estate market is also bursting back to life, you want your Greater Phoenix home to show off color, texture and overall visual appeal. This means doing al you can to increase your home’s curb appeal!

Curb appeal is what a potential homebuyer will decide about your house when seeing it for the first time. When they see a “For Sale” sign out front, more times than not, they’ll decide right away if they want more information on the house, just by viewing the outside of it. As a home seller, it’s crucial for you to make your home’s exterior as attractive as you can. As your Greater Phoenix Real Estate agents, we are providing you with tips to get you started!

  • Foliage: Take advantage of the colorful flowers available right now by incorporating them into your home’s curb appeal. If you don’t have perennial gardens or blooming bushes to show off, purchase some annual flower pots or hanging baskets. Just a little bit of added color around your front entry goes a long way!
  • Lighting: Light accentuates your home’s features, especially in the evening. Make sure all of the light bulbs work in your outdoor lighting fixtures, and consider outlining your driveway, walkway or gardens with lights, such as solar lights, which won’t cost you more on your electric bill!
  • Windows: Emphasize your front exterior’s windows by adding planter boxes in front of them. Repaint window shutters and frames, and consider painting them in a color that corresponds well with your home’s neutral siding. Remove twigs, spider webs or anything else getting in the way of window views.
  • Cleanliness: None of these tips will do any good if your yard doesn’t look clean and immaculate! This means power washing your driveway, garage door, windows and siding. Hose it all down and scrub where there are stains. Check to see if your gutters need to be cleaned out.
  • Lawn: Keep your lawn mowed and weeds removed. Apply a fertilizer if necessary. Remove any toys or lawn tools from the yard. During dry spells, water your yard at or after dusk for the most benefits.
  • Entrance: Try to make the front entry to your home the main focal point. People will remember entering a home that feels welcoming! Repaint the front door if needed, flank the entry with flower pots, bushes, posts or lights, hang a welcoming decoration on the door and keep the porch swept.
  • Accessories: Walk around your home and take note of anything that looks old or worn. By just replacing some minor features, you can really spruce up curb appeal for a low cost. To get you going, check out the doorbell, mailbox, light fixtures and house numbers.

When it comes to curb appeal, it’s very important to look at your house from a buyer’s perspective. Stand by the curb and just stare at the house for awhile. Aspects that you overlook everyday might stand out if you take a step back. If not, ask a neighbor or friend to look at it with you. They will have a more neutral outlook and can easily point out what needs work.

As your Greater Phoenix Real Estate agents, we want you receive as much interest in your house as you can. As a home seller, try using these tips when sprucing up your home for a sale. By doing so, you might receive more calls, more visits for an open house and more offers! As a homebuyer, you’ll appreciate purchasing a house that has worked on its curb appeal so that you can show it off to friends and family without extra work!

The Greater Phoenix areas of Sun City, Avondale, Scottsdale, El Mirage, Buckeye and the other surrounding communities have great buyer and seller potential, so take our tips into account and then check out what the Greater Phoenix Real Estate market has to offer. We’re here for you every step of the way!

The Russo Team
Greater Phoenix Real Estate Experts

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