Curb appeal is an important aspect of selling your Pembroke Pines, FL home. Your home’s landscape is not limited to the lawn and shrubs; it encompasses everything from the street to your doorstep. So, you need to make sure each component of this visual landscape looks its best. As an expert in the Pembroke Pines real estate market, Adrian Valdes recommends you pay attention to the following details:
- Street. Make sure the street in front of your home is free of litter and debris. If necessary, give it a fresh sweep.
- Fire Hydrant. You don’t own the fire hydrant in front of your home, but you should still be concerned about how it looks. If it needs freshening up, get permission from your town and paint it.
- Sidewalk. Sweep your sidewalk if needed and remove any weeds that may be growing between the cracks.
- Fence. A freshly painted fence gives a home a crisp look. You should never let a peeling, faded fence stand between a prospective buyer and a positive first impression.
- Mailbox and Light Fixtures. A quick painting of the mailbox and post will let buyers know you care about the details. If outdoor lamps look rusted and worn out, new ones add a ton of value for that first impression.
- Landscaping. Neatly trimmed shrubs and a manicured lawn are essential. Taking the time to do this costs little, but has a big impact.
- Front Walkway and Driveway. Like the sidewalk, both should be clean and free of weeds. If there are stains, or appears worn-looking, consider re-sealing with a high quality sealer. Believe it or not, pay attention to how any cars PARKED in the driveway appear. To a buyer’s subconscious mind, a clean, well maintained automobile will make a much different statement about you AND your property than an unattractive, poorly cared for car.
- Paint. A fresh coat of paint can be one of the best investments to increase value. If that amount of money isn’t available, consider painting the trim and/or the front of the house.
- Roof. The roof may be the single most important aspect of your home front. Replace any broken or missing shingles or tiles and paint eaves and fascia boards. If the roof is old and needs to be replaced, consider having the work done before showing the property.
10. Front Door. The doorway is the focal point of your home. Repaint the door, apply new door hardware and replace house numbers. Put a flower box or planter and a clean welcome mat alongside the door, install a new front light fixture and be sure the doorbell works!
Look for more tips in the blogs to follow in the coming weeks. If you’d like more information now, about selling or buying a home in the Pembroke Pines real estate market, contact Adrian Valdes and he will provide you with all the information you need. His goal is to help you with all of your Real Estate needs.