Creating Curb Appeal

There are a multitude of things to consider when planning for your home’s upcoming photo shoot. While everyone worries about cleaning the carpet and having the home staged, it can be easy to forget one of the most important parts about selling a home: creating curb appeal. While the digital age makes it easier to draw potential buyers in, you still have to make sure your property is putting its best foot forward.

One of the first things to do is fairly obvious -- be sure to clear your yard, driveway and front door area of any trash or debris. These obstacles are an eyesore and can cost you several potential buyers. Save yourself the extra hassle by simply keeping your yard neat and tidy. Another good tip to keep your home looking impressive from the street is a freshly painted set of shutters. Your windows give potential buyers their first peek at what awaits them inside the home. Help draw their eye by making your shutters pop with color!

With the sunshine coming back in full force, now is a perfect time to have your gutters cleaned! If you feel less than enthusiastic about this activity, just remember that a potential buyer could see your extra effort as added value. Clearing those gutters now is a great way to pad your offers later. Last, but certainly not least, don’t forget to keep your yard looking trim by pulling any weeds that may sprout up. We all love the fresh blooms of spring, but a stray dandelion could put some buyers off before they even step in the door. It’s best to nip that problem in the bud before it begins to cause you trouble.

Hopefully, these pointers should help you get the most out of your shoot! If you would like more information about how to prepare for your photo shoot, you can visit our page on home prep tips here. For any other questions, don’t hesitate to call Pro Property Shots at (310) 980-5335.