If the outside doesn’t look attractive, how are you ever going to draw them to the inside? ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover,’ does not apply when selling a house. Most prospective homebuyers just scurry along when scouring the area where they want to buy a house, deciding whether to inquire about the house for sale based on how nice it looks. The first impression really is the last impression. That is what you should keep in mind while selling your house. Especially when you are selling in the Southern Delaware Beach Communities where competition is high against the booming new home construction! So, how do you distinguish your lovely home from a sea of similar looking ones? By Boosting Your Curb Appeal of Course!
Curb appeal is the first eye catching level of charm felt by those viewing a property from the street. Curb appeal is subjective and varies depending on a persons tastes, previous property ownership and what they are looking for in their new home. But, one thing is certain… If your home does not catch a prospective buyers eye and draw them in, it will be hard to win back their first opinion. Concentrating on the things you can control does boost your curb appeal and the chances of catching a buyers eye. A good starting point is to ask yourself if the lawn is mowed, the paint is maintained, siding is looking good, the roof isn’t falling apart and landscaping features are in order.
The better the curb appeal of a home, the more buyers will be attracted towards it. Curb appeal can also be a way for sellers to increase their home’s resale value.
Beach houses come in a variety of styles while always maintaining an aura of easygoingness and that amazing sea breeze smell. It does not matter if your beachside home feels more tropical or nautical, the same rules for curb appeal can apply.
The front door is obviously one of the most important aspects of a home’s curb appeal as it’s what ties the front of the home together. The color, texture, style and size of the front door makes a big difference to the appeal of a beach home. It is important to choose a door that is complementary to the rest of the home. Of course, keep plants (real or fake) out on the front porch to really tie in the calming tropical theme.
If you really want to play on the nautical theme while really grabbing attention from onlookers, then you can add nautical details to your home. You can add elements from the history that surrounds the area. Usually adding on creamy white shutters, nautically themed weather vane alongside weathered shingles is enough to get your home noticed.
Accentuating the endless summertime possibilities can be a good way to go when staging your home for interested buyers and increasing curb appeal. You can add some summer accents in and around your home. Landscaping may be done in a non-conventional way by keeping out some low maintenance plants and just simple elements. You can add in some beach chairs on the porch, stone paths and hydrangeas to really make your home scream summer.
A boardwalk style pathway is perfect for a home that is nearby to the beach! Besides looking extremely elegant and igniting feelings of some beach relaxation, the boardwalk also makes sense for its accessibility. Even if your home isn’t that close by to the beach, adding a boardwalk can definitely help your home exude a more beachy vibe.
If you are blessed enough to own a beach home that has a big front lawn then you should really make the most of it! A deep green lawn, neatly mowed with crisp mulch bed accents is hard to come by in our Quiet Resorts. Off setting the deep green with bright flowers in nautical planters can quickly draw buyers eyes to areas you’d like to highlight (or away from places you might want to hide) You can create an inviting look or comfort and relaxation by lining up Adirondack chairs on the lawn. Remember – landscape is visually appealing, but many buyers are looking for weekend homes with lower maintenance so keeping it elegant, yet simple is important.
Sitting on a nice porch after dinner enjoying a warm summer nights sea breeze, what more could you ask for? Your front porch is what takes the over all view from the street and funnels people through the front door, make sure to really emphasize it for buyers. Outdoor furniture on the porch with comfy plump cushions and a coffee table create again offer a relaxing and comfortable feeling! Don’t forget the lighting, you never know when a potential buyers is going to drive by after dinner for a second look.
You do not need to spend a fortune to improve your curb appeal and make your home more attractive to potential buyers. Tying in your themes and creating the feel of a beach home is ultimately what will be appealing. Always keeping the front of the house neat and orderly, not just for scheduled appointments, is extremely important. Just get creative use colors to move people’s eyes, have fun with it and if you are not sure what to do… call Ashley (302) 841-4200 she is a listing specialist and has a great network to help you get the most value for your home.