Monday, 1 April 2013
Seller's, don't get rejected before they get in the house

Brentwood, TN Real Estate Tips…

Don’t curb your enthusiasm!

Unfortunately, in the real estate word of marketing and selling your home – there are just as many DO NOT’s  (when it comes to curb appeal) as there are Do’s!

Curb Appeal Do Not’s:

  • You might think that lovely violet paint matches your newly planted pansies just perfectly… however; loud and bright paint detracts from the overall value of your home. And when the buyer drives up – they immediately see a nice large bill from the painter before they even step inside. 
  • Gardens in the summer look lovely & lush, overflowing with fresh food… however, if out of season a potential buyer will see a dead overgrown area that can be interpreted as high maintenance. It might be best to forgo a season of your hobby when marketing your home.
  • A cluttered driveway is also a big no-no.  It can give the impression that there’s not room elsewhere to store it and the house lacks in space. Having the garage cleaned out and ready will solve this.  A parked car is also unattractive in photos that buyers see online.
  • Personal possessions can be a tricky subject, as the owner you are fond of the yard décor you have chosen for your home. But remember, you are trying to give the buyer the impression that they can make it their home now.  Any type of religious décor, lawn ornaments, or even old patio furniture becomes more of an eye sore.

Does all of this sound a bit overwhelming? No worries – I am here to help. With over 12 years in the Brentwood, TN real-estate market I have seen the best and the worst! I have the expertise to help your home stand out.  Call or email anytime, and I’ll be happy to walk through your home with you and help you evaluate a priority to- do list, suggestions and what the market analysis for your neighborhood shows about other homes.

Posted on 04/01/2013 10:23 AM by Jarod Tanksley