It is that time of year. Blue skies abound, flowers and trees are blooming, birds are singing. Along with the flora and fauna coming to life after the dormant winter, so is the real estate market. Buyers are out in full force, searching for their dream homes. Meanwhile, sellers are eagerly awaiting offers.
As has become a common theme in my columns, I will say it again: You only have one chance at a first impression. Curb appeal is crucial in making that first impression. It is in those few seconds that a buyer draws their opinion on the visual desirability, upkeep and attention to detail of a property. The exterior appeal is the beginning of the story to be told about a home. So again, it bolsters the reasoning that first impressions are everything when selling a home.