Does Your Home Need to Lose 10 pounds? Or a Little Nip and Tuck?

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio

Does Your Home Need to Lose 10 pounds? Or a Little Nip and Tuck?

 

I show a lot of homes throughout the year and I can honestly say that the first thing I notice is that famous "curb appeal" or lack thereof! I can also say that most of the time when a home is well kept on the outside it is well kept on the inside.  One of the worst offenders to curb appeal is overgrown landscaping. I don't mean a few bushes that need to be trimmed. I mean you can barely see the house! And the funny thing about pictures is that they really tell the truth, much like seeing myself in a swimsuit!

 

I don't think a recent client of mine will mind if I show her before and after pictures.

overgrown landscapingafter picture of landscaping

They have only had this home for about 4 weeks and what a difference!!

If your home will be on the market soon take the time to take some pictures because they really do tell the truth. You might find (if it's not completely out of hand) that a little nip and tuck will make a world of difference!

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Rainer
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Diana Tarr
William Raveis

Good post. What drives me crazy is when you can't find the sidewalk through the shrubs.

June 13, 2012 04:24 PM
Rainer
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Sheila Rasak
Keller Williams Realty-California Coast Property Group

I couldn't agree with you more! Had your blog been a tad longer, you might have included deferred maintenance on the exterior only to walk into a home to find it lovely inside! I recently spoke with a client whose home has deteriorated on the outside and is now going to find a contractor to fix the damage and paint...what a difference a day/week makes! Bravo on an excellent blog

June 13, 2012 05:15 PM
Rainer
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William Rhoten

The value of curb apeal can't be overstated!  Great post.

June 23, 2012 07:09 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne B. Pruner
Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI
Oregon First

An excellent post. Pictures really tell the story and drive the point home.

November 03, 2012 06:59 PM
Rainmaker
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Matt Robinson
Pensacola Real Estate (850) 292-4000
ERA Emerald Coast Realty

Great points!  As an investor who renovates a lot of homes, I am always very conscious of curb appeal...and one of the easiest ways to make a big difference is to bring the house out from hiding.  Chop down trees and bushes that hide the beauty of the home.  Your clients did a great job transforming their curb appeal.

July 30, 2013 09:37 AM
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Barb Szabo, CRS

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