Ramona Real Estate Association: The Importance of Curb Appeal

The curb appeal of a property is the first impression of the home for potential buyers. This is one of the reasons spring selling in Southern California is beneficial.

Southern California’s winter rains turn our region green and blooming. It helps a property appear green and eye-catching. Nature helped the seller to make the property more attractive to buyers.

Additional dressing can be done with colorful pots with flowering plants or neutral pots with colorful plants. This second option is easy in the spring because you can find the ready-made potted plants at many warehouse stores or home improvement stores at reasonable prices.

Adding these ready plants saves time for other refreshments. House eaves are a great eye-catcher. The Southern California sun is not kind to wood. Paint fades and may crack and peel. A paint roller and fresh paint on the eaves that look tired will give the house a boost.

With everything outside looking so pretty this time of year, help enhance it with see-through windows to see the outside from inside. Screens should fit snugly over windows and should not have any tears. If washing windows isn’t your thing, call a local window cleaning company and be sure to ask if they also wash and/or repair screens.

It’s an affordable one-stop service that takes a lot off your plate.

When it comes to showing off, some elbow work goes a long way. Sweep or use a blower to clear the driveway and any hard landscape areas around the house. Mulch is an easy way to dress up any plant beds or unplanted areas around the house.

Clean cobwebs/dirt/debris under eaves and corners around house that catches everything. Approach your home as if you are seeing it for the first time. And have a little fun showing your property to buyers so they can see everything there is to appreciate.

Karen Domnitz is a Realtor with Century 21 Award, DRE # 00897503, and Vice President of the Ramona Real Estate Association

Andrew B. Reiter