Skip to main content

Curb Appeal for Dummies

curb-appeal-for-dummies
Welcome to "Curb Appeal" for dummies...   Are you thinking of selling your home, then curb appeal is one of your top priorities, but if you are not thinking of selling your home improving curb appeal can actually change your life.  curb-appeal-for-dummies (for more suggestions click here and check out my Pinterest)

They say you can't judge a book by its cover but I can tell you that you for SURE can judge a home by it's "Curb Appeal'.  Since so many of us actually enter our homes on a daily basis through the garage the front of your home might have been over site for it's resident.   So, park on the street tomorrow and come into your home as a guest.  Try to see everything with fresh eyes.   The three DUMMY basics are:  is it clean,  is it tidy and is it well presented.

You don't have to spend a lot of money, but Dead Plants are Out (they only work during October where you can try to pawn them off as scary Halloween decorations) Roll up the Hose,  And put in a little elbow grease and just clean it up: sweep, scrub or hire someone, Don't be a Door Mat but it's money well spent to buy a new one, Touch up the paint and if it is broken FIX it! Then add a little pizaz to brighten your home... t's always fun to pick a color and paint your front door.   I just painted mine black a couple of weeks ago and what a difference it makes.  Add some flowers or a special front door decoration and make sure that your address is posted in plain sight and readable this is a  must in case of an emergency.


Susan Clayton tells us that there are actually psychological benefits to comming home to a Great Looking House.  So, make sure that your home is actually a reflection of the best you and the future best you that you want to be.  Present your best Curb Appeal in three steps for Dummies:  Is it Clean, Tidy and Well Presented and did you add a little pizzaz!  Please share your comments and your easiest curb appeal makeover tips!

"Susan Clayton, an environmental psychologist at the College of Wooster, says that for many people, their home is part of their self-definition, which is why we do things like decorate our houses and take care of our lawns. These large patches of vegetation serve little real purpose, but they are part of a public face people put on, displaying their home as an extension of themselves." 

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2011/12/the-psychology-of-home-why-where-you-live-means-so-much/249800/

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

What's Hot This Summer

Welcome to Summer time, if visions of sandy beaches and cool breezes come to mind then you don’t live in the Coachella Valley.   As you may know it gets a little HOT here in the summer.  The good news is there are plenty of fun summer events to distract you  on those days when it is just inhumane to be outside.  Here are some of my HOT picks for Summer Fun in the Desert!

Palm Springs Restaurant Week   June 2nd -11th This is by far one of my favorite events in the summer… The selection of restaurants is incredible and the menus offered by the participating restaurants is wonderful.  This is not an early Bird Special this is truly these restaurants showing off their best fare!  So, take a few minutes and check out the link many of your favorite restaurants are probably already featured and make your reservations ASAP many of these resultants book up fast. https://visitgreaterpalmsprings.com/restaurantweek/


Splash House June 9th -11th, The Fifth Year!Another fun time at a mini Coachella Even…

2018 ReEvaluating your Real Estate Investment Strategies

2018 Real Estate Investment Strategy
Your HOME is your largest asset...  Will 2018 be the year to buy, sell, hold or rent your property? Taking the time now to evaluate your real estate assets, will pay off in the future.

What was once a viable asset in your real estate portfolio may have changed due to the movement in home values, rental values and changes in the tax law.Now is the time to find out if your real estate strategy is still on track....



Good Information makes Good Decisions The first step is to appraise the current market value of each of your assets. This is not necessarily what you paid for it or what you wish you could sell it for, this is the appraised value of the asset. There are a couple of excellent websites that can help you get a ballpark figure, but I recommend contacting a real estate professional who knows your local market to give you an opinion. Key questions they can help you answer include, how is the real estate market in your local area performing? Is the …
Is it time to Buy, Sell or HOLD?
Buy Low and Sell High!  Those are great words of advice to live by,  but trying to figure out the market to the perfect high and the perfect low would take a crystal ball...  I had a client that said to me once, "Jenell I don't have to sell at the high or buy at the low, I just have to get close."  
Many times as consumers we only see the drastic highs and lows of the market in an exaggerated curve of the overall state of the union and or statistics for real estate for the state of California  or even the Coachella Valley as a whole.  But, the nuances of the specific markets vary incredibly.  In any one of these scenarios there will be parts of that market that are up and some that are down or steady.  The micro data can be drastic and still even out the curve to present the market in an up or down curve.  The value of your real estate and weather it is a buyers or a sellers market varies by economic outlook, neighborhood, price and style …