2. Landscaping and curb appeal updates
Curb appeal, which is the appeal of your home when someone views it from the curb, is incredibly important because it’s the first thing buyers see when they physically visit your home. That’s why 90% of real estate agents recommend updates to improve curb appeal before selling. Depending on the current state of a home’s exterior, boosting curb appeal can be a small or large task, but more often than not, a little cleanup can go a long way.
Two additional updates that fall under curb appeal are repairing exterior siding (recommended by 36% of agents) and painting the exterior of the home (recommended by 30% of agents).
It’s important to note that, more often than not, today’s buyers’ first impression of a home comes from viewing the online listing. This makes a home’s digital curb appeal just as, if not more important than its physical curb appeal.