What is the first thing you notice about a potential home you are looking to purchase? The curb appeal of course! Imagine bringing your clients to a property boasting a lively green lawn, well maintained and colourful gardens, crystal clear windows, a freshly painted exterior from the week prior, and a newly paved driveway. Doesn’t that sound like the perfect first impression of the home you are revealing?
Alternatively, if you’re eager new clients drive up to a home that featurtes: a yellow lawn, dandelions, a lifeless garden, smudged windows, chipped paint, and cracked asphalt. That nice young couple will start second guessing if they have the right agent. At first you may think it is because they cannot see the house number due to the clematis that is about to swallow the home whole. But rather it’s because they did not want to waste their time on a home with no curb appeal. That couple is not even considering what the inside may look like. For all they know, it could be breath taking, even flawless, but because the exterior was a disaster, they chose not to give it a chance.
Clients do not want to purchase a home that they have to put ridiculous amounts of money into to even attempt to create a substantial exterior. So it is your job to impress your clients and ensure the previous home owners not only invest in maintaining the interior, but exterior as well. Suggest a few landscape companies you know can do the job done efficiently and will not cost the home owners a fortune. A great place to store these contacts is in the e-concerige of WOLFconnect and globalWOLF!
So get out there with your green thumb and ensure that disaster is turned into a beautiful oasis!