When you’re selling a home, your Realtor(R) will emphasize home staging and curb appeal.
It makes sense that staging your house is important — after all, you want the living space to be as attractive and appealing as possible — but what about curb appeal? Does it really matter that much?
The “Halo Effect” and Your Home’s Outward Appearance
There’s a psychological process that takes place when each of us first sees something. It’s called the halo effect, and as humans, it’s part-and-parcel of the first impressions we develop.
Our first impression enables us to judge a book by its cover, so to speak.
When you drive by an attractive, well-kept home, you probably automatically assume that the inside is clean, well-maintained and neat.
What do you think when you drive by a home with missing shingles, crooked siding or a sagging porch?
Bear in mind that many potential buyers will drive by a home after they find it online — and if they don’t have a good first impression, it’s unlikely that they’ll call your listing agent and ask for a showing.
Quick and Easy Ways to Boost Curb Appeal
Naturally, lawn maintenance and exterior repairs are the most important (and sometimes the toughest) ways to boost your home’s curb appeal. If everything is already in working order but you’d like to make some improvements, try:
- Getting a new mailbox
- Replacing your house numbers with new, modern versions
- Repainting your front door
- Upgrading your light fixtures
- Adding flowers or seasonal decor wherever it’s appropriate
Are You Selling a Home in Williamson County?
If you’re selling a home in Williamson County, we can help. We’ll walk you through every step, from boosting your home’s curb appeal and staging to signing your final paperwork.
If you have a moment, download our free home-selling guide. It’s packed with great tips that will help you along the way.
Call us at 615-473-5973 or get in touch with us online. We’re the experts on selling in Williamson County, and we’d love the opportunity to help you.