I've got home inspections happening this week for both buyers and sellers. Home inspections can be a cause for worry for both parties. In this market of short inventory, sellers
Dated: May 1 2020
First impressions matter. We all know it, and it applies to most areas of life. One of the things I am constantly talking to sellers about is curb appeal and how much a little bit of effort can add a lot of dollars to your bottom line. The pictures above show my son's home in Detroit. This home was bought as a renovation project, so it's a great example of before and after.
Those giant bushes hit a ton of the appeal of this home. That bay window, the brick step supports and wide porch with cut stone were all hidden and now give real testiment to the Prairie Style of the home. While there is obviously work needing to be done on the porch side, many neighbors have already commented on how beautiful the lines of the home are and the decision has been made not to cover those details up again. From a sellers perspective, the owner will certainly attain a higher price and quicker sale by being able to show off the historic nature of the home.
The level of attractiveness a home can attain will change from property to property and is somewhat subjective as to a buyer. Nonetheless, as a seller, you want to make sure the highest number of buyers find you attractive. Don't forget the front of your home when planning to sell and make sure you review "curb appeal" with your agent.
I'm a Michigan girl who loves four seasons, water, the Lions (no, I don't have a back-up team), and Detroit. My husband Brad and I met while serving in the US Air Force. That service had us living i....