02/24/2015 | By Scott Siegal
Is your home photogenic? If you’re looking to sell, it should be.
An increasing amount of people are researching homes online prior to attending an open house.
Online real estate giants like Zillow and Trulia now allow potential buyers to research home estimates, neighborhoods stats, and other public records, all from the comfort of the couch.
And while potential buyers love it, it’s making getting potential buyers into the home that much harder.
As someone who’s looking to sell your home, a picture will say a thousand words. Make it say one thousand positive words. A well cared for home on the outside eludes to a well-cared for home on the inside.
One of the most effective ways to peak a buyer’s curiosity is to make it as beautiful on the outside as it is on the inside. Here are a few simple ways to entice potential buyers into your home:
- Manicured lawn and landscape. Mow the grass, pick up sticks, and clean up the outside of your home. Your efforts will not go unnoticed.
- Planters. Add a planter or two as an affordable, simple, and effective way to add color to your outdoor living spaces.
- Symmetry. Symmetry is attractive to the human eye. Keep this in mind as you put planters in place.
- Welcoming front door. A front door is the focal point of your home. At a minimum, clean off the dirt, wipe down the door knob, polish the fixtures. Consider painting it a bold and welcoming color, or repainting as is for a cared-for finish.
Looking for more ways to get the most bang for your buck? Download the 10 Ways to Build Equity in Your Home [insert link].
Add Value, Buyers will Follow
By increasing the curb appeal, you’re increasing the value of your home to potential buyers. Your home value on Zillow and Trulia matters. Make your home as beautiful on the outside as it is on the inside.
Building the best,
Read More Blogs Like This
4 Tips for Improving Construction Project Management
Construction projects include various individual steps and tasks, which can make it difficult to stay on track with your budget and timeline. From the initiation phase to close-out, construction projects are complex and lengthy. Here, the professionals at CCN walk through four tips to make project management simple. Have A Thorough Understanding of the Project …
Technology Tips for Contractors: Building Information Modeling (BIM) Gaining on CAD
Building Information Modeling technology (BIM) is a process that involves the creation of digital models including physical and functional aspects of home remodeling. BIM is facilitated by a variety of tools, technology, and agreements. It is continuing to make advances in everyday home construction and remodeling after being recognized as a key influence in substantial…
Top Roofing Materials for Severe Weather Conditions
Roofs are constructed to repel against heavy rain, thunderstorms, hurricanes, winds, snow, hail, and other major weather conditions. Although most roofs provide protection from these conditions, certain roofing materials have an advantage over others during severe weather conditions. Below, the home improvement professionals at Certified Contractors Network detail the benefits of some of the most…
Worker Safety in the Construction Industry
Construction sites are a naturally dangerous setting even when safety is a top priority. As an owner or manager in the contracting industry, it is essential that you take action to protect your company’s employees. Below, the experienced professionals at Certified Contractors Network discuss the importance of worker safety and what to do as an…
Lead Generation for Contractors: Top Seven Technologies to Consider
Trust plays an essential role in gaining customers and obtaining contracts, and a key driver in lead generation. Traditional lead generation strategies such as television commercials, billboard ads, and radio ads have been less successful with the advancement of technology. Lead generation companies allow contractors to generate exceptional leads. Below, the experienced contractors at Certified…
Operations of a Human Resources Manager in the Construction Industry
Human resources is a fundamental department in the construction industry. Without human resources, a construction project cannot be completed successfully. Below the experienced professionals at Certified Contractors Network discuss the functions and importance of human resources in the construction industry. Roles and Responsibilities of an HR Manager In Contracting Human resources management encompasses everything from…
Five Tips to Avoid Water Damage Insurance Claims for Roofers
Water damage to a homeowner’s property as a result of a leak or unanticipated thunderstorm is the leading cause of insurance claims in the roofing industry. Unfortunately, even if you and the homeowners do everything right, water damage can still occur and lead to expensive insurance claims. If these claims are not handled quickly and…
Rising Material Costs to Continue in 2021
The Producer Price Index for construction goods rose 5% over the three-year period ending in November 2020, per the Association of General Contractors. There are many factors causing the rising cost of materials. Tariffs and trade issues drive costs up, as do environmental regulation and changing demand. Many projects require lumber, steel, fuel and…
Technology Tips for Contractors: Frequently Asked Questions on QuickBooks for Contractors
Sloppy bookkeeping and billing practices is one of the most basic drivers of underperforming contracting companies. Maintaining good bookkeeping is essential to profitability for companies and peace of mind for owners. Intuit’s QuickBooks software has served as the industry standard for bookkeeping across nearly all industries for decades. Construction is no exception to this rule. …
HR Tips for Contractors: Employee Retention for Contractors Paramount Amidst Labor Shortage
The labor shortage for builders is well documented, with some research suggesting as much as 80% of construction companies reporting not being able to find enough skilled workers. While statistics like that tend to grab the headlines, the more important part of the story for contractors is how significant that makes employee retention and development…