Does Curb Appeal Really Matter?

You are ready to sell your home, staging the rooms and making the final touches to entice potential buyers. However, before you make the call to officially put your house on the market, take a walk outside and evaluate how everything looks to passersby. Curb appeal, or how your property looks from the street, is an important factor for buyers and can make or break an offer before anyone ever walks through your front door.

Set High Expectations

When a potential buyer walks up to your property, you set their expectations with the exterior of your home. Beautiful landscaping, clean siding, and nice windows can make your home stand out and increase buyer interest before they even walk up your front steps. Buyers are more likely to overlook a few small projects inside your home if your curb appeal is on point.

Increase Buyer Confidence

If your property looks cluttered, unkempt, and downright scary, potential buyers may assume you do not take good care of your home. These assumptions can lead to lower offers and increased scrutiny during initial inspection.

Make Your Home Look Great

If your curb appeal is lacking, take the time to clean it up before putting your home on the Chicago real estate market. Make your landscaping look great and low maintenance with the help of a local company, powerwash your siding to make it look it’s best, and consider applying a fresh coat of paint on your front door. You can make a huge impact on your curb appeal without spending too much money, and the pay off will be worth it in the end.

After you get your home’s exterior and landscaping looking its best, but before you put your home on the market, be sure you are working with a reputable real estate attorney. The team at Bell Law works with buyers and sellers throughout the Chicagoland area to protect their interest and make the transaction process easy and stress-free.  

Call us today to begin our partnership. We are excited to work with you.


Bell Law, LLC

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