- June 12, 2020
- Thomas Adam
- Real Estate
During the coronavirus pandemic, a property’s curb appeal means more than ever. After all, prospective buyers are no longer able to tour properties with the freedom they once could. Either a property attracts potential purchasers from the outside or dissuades them from looking further.
If you are in the process of attempting to sell a property during the pandemic and are worried about its outward appearance, there are some critical steps that you can follow to make sure that your home is as presentable as possible.
Make Sure the Yard Remains in Good Condition
The lawn and adjacent area surrounding property is often the first thing that prospective buyers notice. When lawns are well-maintained and provide healthy-looking grass, you can start the relationship with the potential buyer off right. Yards should be recently mowed and kept clean of any litter or debris.
Mind the Driveway and Walkway
Many people end up overlooking driveways and pathways, but these areas are frequently traveled by prospective purchasers and tell a lot about the quality of your home. Avoid driveways or paths lined with weeds or containing too many cracks. While many of these issues are often quick fixes, they subtly convey the message that each area of your home has received adequate care.
Adequately Caring for the Garage
When it comes to creating a strong impression of a property’s surroundings, garages play a vital role. Even if you understand the value of a well-maintained garage, it can be challenging to decide how to best spruce up a garage. For example, you might consider a new paint job, install windows, or use some creative design to make the space feel more comfortable.
Breathe Life Into Old Exterior Accents
Whether it is a doormat, address numbers, or mailboxes, now is the time to add attractive accents to your property. This way, you can leave prospective buyers who just see the outside of a property with the impression that the property is well maintained. While there might not be time to install completely new landscaping, now is a good time to focus on flower beds, rows of trees, and other accent areas.
Do Not Forget About Your Front Door
While they might be part of every house, attractive front doors with brand new hardware can draw in prospective buyers to inspect a property. If you plan to spend some money on increasing a property’s curb appeal, adding a new door is a good idea. While you might decide on something extravagant and include glass inserts, simply replacing old fixtures with new, basic hardware can go a long way. Other people decide to repaint a front door a bright new color to draw the eye of prospective buyers.
Speak with a Knowledgeable Real Estate Lawyer
The real estate process has always been a complex one, but the coronavirus has created even more nuances. If you need the assistance of an attorney while navigating these issues, do not hesitate to contact the Adam Law Group today for assistance.