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Maximizing Your Home's First Impression: Essential Tips for Enhancing Curb Appeal

Maximizing Your Home's First Impression: Essential Tips for Enhancing Curb Appeal

To attract the attention of potential buyers, it is critical to enhance the curb appeal of your property before going to market. Highlighted in this blog post are actionable steps you can start to take when preparing your home for the spring and summer real estate marketing in the Seacoast. From deferred maintenance on the exterior of your home to upgrading landscaping, and making sure that the pool and patio spaces are ready for outdoor enjoyment, I will provide you with valuable information to maximize the appeal, and value of your home. As your real estate advisor, I am here to guide you every step of the way to ensure your property is shown at its highest and best.


494 Central Road | Rye | Sold July 2023 $2,200,000

The Importance of Curb Appeal

Perfecting the Exterior

Deferred maintenance can be a major red flag for potential buyers. From peeling paint, clogged gutters, rotting trim, and a weathered roof can significantly detract from the perceived value of your home. Take the time to inspect the exterior of your home and address these issues, it is a great idea to get an opinion from a real estate professional. So repaint that trim, unclog those gutters, and address any roof issues if necessary. Showing potential buyers that you address the small details enhances their perception of the property, thus increasing the value of your property.

Landscaping as an Art: Impress at First Sight

You want to create an unforgettable first impression once buyers see your home. This goes beyond a well-manicured lawn and trimmed hedges. Seasonality is a major factor when determining when to photograph and show your property, identifying which season is most impactful will be a key step in marketing your property. Check out all walkways, and ensure they are clear and inviting, and all pavers are secured, missing something small like this can have buyers begin to question things as they go through the rest of the property. By focusing on exterior elements, you are showing that your property is one to be coveted. 

Maximizing Outdoor Spaces

A Pristine Pool

Don’t forget to take care of the pool! This is now a centerpiece of luxury homes in the Seacoast New Hampshire area. Pools offer a lifestyle that luxury home buyers often seek out. Start with making sure the pool and surrounding areas are clean and in working order, and keep all documentation of repairs and servicing. Hire a professional to come and inspect all pool systems before going to market. If your pool has unique features, such as water features, or lighting to enhance the ambiance, these must be highlighted. An inviting and well-maintained pool tells buyers your property is the complete luxury home experience.

4 Marjorie Way | Rye | Sold July 2023 $3,250,000


Enjoyable Patio Spaces

Luxury home buyers in the Seacoast New Hampshire market envision themselves entertaining or relaxing on their patio space. Sellers need to show off the versatility of this appealing space. A great way to enhance this space is to stage the patio with high-quality outdoor furniture, potted plants, and flower arrangements to add color and nature. Adding an outdoor kitchen or fire pit enhances the entertainment appeal of this outdoor space. A well-presented patio can greatly increase the how much value buyers put on the outdoor space your home has, making it a powerful selling feature for potential luxury home buyers.

Making your Luxury Home Stand Out: Expert Tips

Your home must stand out in the Seacoast New Hampshire luxury home market. Achieving this includes partnering with a trusted real estate advisor to help focus on what makes your property unique. Whether it’s a view of the ocean, a golf course, unique architectural details, or an ideal location. Professional photography is going to be essential in capturing the unique details both inside and outside of your home. Bringing in a professional stager to enhance every space of your home will likely lead to a high price and potentially more offers. By using these tips, and partnering with an experienced real estate advisor, we will not only attract buyers' attention but captivate them in the process.

For more information about Selling your luxury home, please contact me! At Tate & Foss Sotheby’s International Realty, we pride ourselves on having in-depth knowledge of our market area. We’d like to share that insight with you. Wonder what the current value of your home is? Get your free home valuation here.


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