NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The 4 Biggest Curb Appeal Mistakes - The home selling experts on Realtypin.com have made it clear – nothing makes or breaks your home quite like its curb appeal. After all, you only get one chance to make a good first impression. That's why you can't afford to make any of these 4 mistakes:
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1. A lawn that needs mowing
We get it… You're busy. You've got a job to do, kids to raise, and about a million and one other responsibilities to take care of. The last thing you have time for is to grab the mower and take on the role of "gardener". However, that attitude could prevent your home from selling for a very long time! As much as it may pain you (or your wallet!), if you just don't have time to keep your lawn looking perfect yourself, you're going to have to hire someone to do it. After all, your lawn is the first thing potential buyers are going to see. So, if your front yard looks more like a jungle, people are going to assume that the inside of your home is just as big of a mess.
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2. A messy yard
Speaking of messes, you can't have them anywhere near the front of your home for sale. Even if your lawn is perfectly-manicured, it won't mean anything if your kids have left toys all over the place or if it looks like your garden gnomes are busy setting up their own city. Bottom line – keep the clutter out of your yard. Even if you think of all that stuff as "personal effects" rather than "clutter", that's not good, either. Remember, potential buyers are supposed to envision themselves living there. But if they drive up and immediately see a ton of your "personal effects", they're going to automatically feel like guests.
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3. A ton of cars in the driveway
If your driveway looks more like a used car lot, that's going to send up a red flag to potential buyers. Specifically, it's going to tell them that there's no room in the garage for any of these cars – meaning that there's not enough storage space in the home, and you've got everything under the sun shoved into the garage. That's definitely not an impression you want to make right off the bat!
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4. Fake plants
So, you thought you would save yourself some maintenance time by installing a bunch of fake plants, huh? Bad move. Having fake plants right in the front of your home looks totally tacky – which is definitely not the message you want to send. In fact, the only thing worse than having a bunch of fake plants in the entryway of your home is having a bunch of dead ones!
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