Fairfield County Home Staging Series: Curb appeal

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Fairfield County Home Staging Series: Curb appeal

Fairfield Home Staging Series: Step 4 to Prepare your Fairfield County Home for Sale: Curb Appeal

Welcome to Step 4 of our Fairfield Home Staging Blog Series! So far, in our Fairfield Home Staging series, we have reviewed:

 

Home Staging Step 1: FAIRFIELD HOME STAGING SERIES: STEP #1 IN PREPARING YOUR HOME FOR SALE: Click here to view the Fairfield Home Staging Blog

Home Staging Step 2: FAIRFIELD HOME STAGING SERIES: STEP 2 TO PREPARE YOUR HOME FOR SALE: Click here to view the Fairfield Home Staging Blog

Home Staging Step 2: FAIRFIELD HOME STAGING SERIES: STEP 3 TO PREPARE YOUR HOME FOR SALE: Click here to view the Fairfield Home Staging Blog 

Now, let’s talk about the importance of curb appeal as an essential component of staging your Fairfield County, CT home!

 

You never get a second change to make a great first impression and your curb appeal makes a difference.

 

When someone drives up to your house what do they see? 

 

Is your mailbox hanging off its post or missing the front panel?  Is it rusted and dented?  Are there any plants around the post?  How does your house look from the street?  Many buyers around Fairfield County will do drive-bysfairfield county home staging exterior 2 before they even call a realtor to book a showing. You want them to be so impressed with the curb appeal that they are clamoring to get inside.

A Well manicured Landscape and gardens will attract buyers. Even though they may come from a place with no fairfield county home staging mailbox garden or shabby  yard, they want to aspire to live in a beautiful home like they see on HGTV. Give them that illusion and you have a potential buyer. You need to lure them into the house starting with the mailbox by replacing it if needed or painting. A bright red box with white pole for example.

 

Make sure you have some flowers planted around the area both annuals and perennials. Hosta and day lillys and spirea coneflowers are easy to maintain. Annuals like new wave petunias or zinnas will add constant color. As they drive up the driveway, make sure they see a beautiful enticing front entrance. Have flowers blooming with the shrubs. Powerwash the walkway. And by all means wash the front door. No one wants cobwebs in their face. A fresh coat of paint for the

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front door is a must. Your front door should pop with color.  Buy A new attractive welcome mat . If space allows add urns of annuals. If you have a portico, wash the ceiling. If you look up you will see it is full of bugs. Make sure the lights are clean with new bright  bulbs. No toys should be present and no trash cans in site. Garden hoses should be wound and out of site. Gardens mulched with brown not red mulch.  Gutters should be in good condition and not overflowing with leaves.  For those of you lucky enough to have a front porch add some rockers or a swing.  Help a prospective buyer imagine themselves sipping lemonade on the front porch.

 

Give buyers a great first impression by having a beautiful curb appearance.  If you need some help accomplishing this task, give me a call.

 

Call Susan Corvo Redesign for an Fairfield County home staging consultation: 203.220.9137