The Importance of Curb Appeal When Selling Your Home

What is curb appeal and why is it important?

Curb appeal refers to the attractiveness of the exterior of a residential or commercial property, as viewed from the street. In real estate, an attractive exterior may not only make or break the sale of your home, but it may also persuade buyers to present an even more attractive offer. Homes with high curb appeal attract more buyers and sell faster. This is why it is so important, as a seller, to make sure your home has curb appeal.

When selling your home, first impressions are crucial. According to the National Association of Realtors, 63 percent of homebuyers will drop by after viewing a home they like online. What will they first see? The home’s exterior —  including the front entry, yard, driveway and sidewalk — should serve as a preview of what’s to come when potential buyers enter your home. If your home’s exterior is not attractive, the buyer will most likely move on to the next listing. Below you will find a list of some exterior fixings you can look for, which will help in increasing your home’s curb appeal.


  1. House Numbers
  2. Chipped paint
  3. Walkway/Driveway
  4. Front Yard/Landscaping
  5. Front door and Windows
  6. Lighting
  7. Mailbox
  8. Front Porch and Decks
  9. Fresh Paint
  10. Fences
  11. Sprinklers


Remember, a fresh and welcoming exterior is a wonderful thing to come home to each day. You want potential buyers to feel the same way when they drive up to the curb of your home. There are many things you can do to improve the exterior presence of your property without braking the bank. Don’t know where to start or what else to fix, ask another set of eyes to help you out.  As your realtor we are always more than happy to provide you with ideas and advice on how to improve your curb appeal.


Contact Info:

Living Premises
Real Estate Consultants
1 (844) 853-1113
5600 SW 135 Ave Suite #103
Miami, FL 33183

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