If your Bucks County home has been sitting on the market for a few months with little to no activity, there are a number of reasons that could be contributing. Before you lower your list price again, consider the first impression your house makes on buyers. Check each item on the following list to ensure your curb appeal isn’t scaring away potential buyers:
- Color Clash. You may love your bright orange door, teal shutters, and red pavers on your walkway, but these colors only appeal to a particular buyer. To make a better first impression, ensure your home has a neutral color scheme to appeal to a wider array of potential home buyers.
- Scuzzy Siding. When you first moved into your home, maybe you painted the exterior. If that was more than five years ago, though, the color has probably become dull from sun damage and dingy from dirt. Give your siding a healthy power wash to freshen up the look of your exterior. If there’s no saving it, spring for an exterior paint job.
- Damaged Driveway. Your driveway and walkways are the entryways into your home. It’s vital that these are in good condition. If your driveway has been neglected, buyers will assume the rest of the house has been neglected, too. Resealing your driveway is an affordable way to upgrade the first impression your house makes on potential buyers.
- Less-than-Living Landscaping. Selling your house and looking for a new one is a full-time job. It’s understandable if you’ve ignored your landscaping, but it could be hurting you. Pull all weeds from the lawn and the edges where the lawn meets your driveway, and mow your lawn at least every two weeks.
The inside of your home may be in perfect condition, but the outside is what makes a first impression on buyers.
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