Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Curb appeal

A nice review piece from today's Times regarding exterior tips for home sellers here. There are some good tips that we often see ignored. A good home staging company and minimal investments in landscaping are musts for a home on the market. Also, it brought up an interesting tidbit that more elderly people like more trees whereas younger buyers want more grass.

Another nice tidbit from the article noted a recent study from The Journal of Real Estate Research found that landscaped patios added 12.4 percent to the market value of a house, while hedges used as fences added just 3.6 percent.

If you're an agent, might a side business in home staging be part of your schtick or simply part of your agent's role?

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