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The Importance of Curb Appeal in Home Staging

Curb appeal is one of the most vital parts of the Calgary home staging process. Not only is the outside of your home one of the first things people see on REALTOR.ca, but when potential buyers drive up to your home, what they see outside will shape their viewing experience. The real first impression when it comes to showings is the outside of your home, so maintaining your curb appeal is necessary and should never be overlooked!

What exactly is curb appeal?

Curb appeal is the overall attractiveness of the exterior of your home. Some things to consider when you’re looking at the curb appeal of your home, depending on the season:

  • How does my roof look? Are the shingles intact?
  • Does my lawn need to be mowed?
  • Do my walks need to be shovelled?
  • Are my light fixtures outdated?
  • Should I re-paint my front door?
  • Are there overgrown plants or shrubs that take away from the attractiveness of my home?

These are the questions you’ll want to ask yourself before listing your property!

The first few minutes.

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When potential buyers view a property, they typically know if they like it within the first 5 minutesCurb appeal matters because the outside condition is a reasonable indicator of the inside. The reality is that most of us don’t upkeep our lawns or shovel our walks every single day of the week. But when your home is listed, and you’re expecting showings, keep up with your curb appeal. The same goes for inside your home; make that initial “walking up to the house” moment an experience that buyers will remember. Your property should be clean, tidy, and welcoming. If you’re looking for Calgary home staging, we have good news: we do it for you!

It’s fine for you, but is it fine for buyers?

We are all guilty of overlooking our home’s imperfections, and it’s only fair if you’ve lived there long enough! It’s easy to miss things or become comfortable with how things look. You might be used to your eavestrough that has fallen off your home’s side, but buyers will notice it immediately. Maybe you’ve gotten used to the weeds in your garden, but buyers will want to see a flourishing garden to imagine planting fruits and vegetables with their family. Tend to the things that need fixing, and give buyers a chance to have a clean slate when they view your home. 

Spice it up!

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Calgary home staging means maintaining your curb appeal! With the colder months sometimes being gloomy and grey, it can make your home look, well, blah. Spice up the outside of your home by adding a wreath to the front door, swap out your dirty doormat with a new one, or add outdoor planters to the front porch. If you’re selling your home in the winter months, capitalize on the warm and fuzzy feelings of the cozy season. If you’re selling the summer months, add flowers and plants, or even a chair with a little table beside it out front. Make your home look welcoming right from the get-go!

Realty Unleashed stages your home for free, which means taking care of your curb appeal!

Realty Unleashed offers free home staging in Calgary and Edmonton. We provide this complimentary service with no catch at all. When you list your house with us, we stage it, clean it, and take care of any and all donation and eco-station runs. Depending on the season, we also maintain your lawn by mowing and your walks by shovelling! If you’re hoping to sell your home and are still looking for a Calgary REALTOR® or Edmonton REALTOR®, fill out the form below, and someone from our team will contact you soon! We’d love to stage your house and help you sell!

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