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Sell Your Chandler Home Fast by Kicking Up Its Curb Appeal

If you want to sell your Chandler home fast, then you’ll want to focus on its curb appeal -- that undefinable 'something' that draws you to a home at a glance. Curb appeal is a combination of good upkeep, visual charm, and attention to detail. A house with curb appeal presents itself well and all of the typical components are in place: the entryway is inviting, the yard is well-kept, the paint is vibrant, the siding looks good, the roof is intact, and things are in their right place.

Curb appeal sets expectations. Prospective buyers are more inclined to look inside if they like what they see on the outside. Fortunately, even a small budget can go a long way toward improving how your home looks from the street. Small touches like new pathway lighting or painting the front door to larger projects such as tiling the porch or stoop can help create curb appeal -- one of the best investments you can make if you want to sell your Chandler home fast and for top dollar.

An experienced Chandler REALTOR® like Cathy Carter can provide you with many helpful tips to make your home appealing to the most buyers. Here are some of the ways you can start to kick up the curb appeal of your Chandler property for sale:

  • Spruce up your landscaping - Be sure to mow, trim and edge your lawn for a finished look. Prune trees and remove limbs that hang over the house. Weed gardens thoroughly, and cover beds with mulch or compost. If the weather permits, flowering plants are a cheap way to brighten the walkway leading up to your front door. It also gives the home a fresh vibe.  
  • Paint your house - Although repainting the outside of your home isn’t a low-budget option if the home is ready for a paint job and you can swing it, a new coat of paint can seriously bump up its curb appeal. If you can’t afford to paint the entire house and the exterior paint is in good condition, consider retouching the trim. The will give your home a sense of newness.  
  • Freshen up the entry - Add front-door color - a bright note of contrasting color can bring a home’s front door to life. Repair, replace or remove damaged screen doors and storm doors. Polish any metal knobs and fixtures. Place a big planted pot on each side of the front door. Replace entry fixtures. Old fixtures can look dated and unappealing to buyers. New exterior light fixtures can quickly give a home an updated look.
  • Declutter around your home - Bikes, skateboards, kids’ toys, the rusted grill, trash cans, garden tools, etc. need to be stored out of site. Also get rid of branches, leaves, dog waste and anything else that doesn’t belong in the yard. Eliminate all but a few carefully selected pots and pieces of outdoor furniture. You can leave furniture in neutral colors so that the buyer can imagine themselves in the space. 
  • Clean walkways and driveway - Rent a power washer if you don’t own one and clean the decks, driveway, walkway, and pavement. If you can’t repaint, use a power washer to clean and brighten the home’s siding. Put fresh sealant on black-top driveways for a like-new boost to one of the areas buyers notice first. Pathway lighting is also an inexpensive, high-impact upgrade which you can install it yourself.
  • Clean the roof and gutters - If anything is likely to attract a buyer’s attention, it’s clogged gutters, tree branches brushing the roof and algae growth. Also, make sure that you don’t have obvious roof damage or missing tiles.
  • Make outdoor living spaces inviting - Make porches, patios, and decks clean and inviting. This might include repairing wood decks and re-staining them. If you can replace old furniture, it’s a great investment that you can take with you when you go. Eliminate all but a few carefully selected pots and pieces of outdoor furniture.

First impressions make a difference when it comes to selling your Chandler home fast. Some of the above items may seem more costly than you imagined, but they can have a huge impact on how quickly you can sell your Chandler home and for what price. At first glance, you want your property to have that “wow” factor. At a minimum, it shouldn’t turn off prospective buyers from seeing the rest of your home from the inside. 

Work with Top Chandler REALTOR® - Cathy Carter

Serving the local community since 1994, Cathy Carter is a luxury home specialist and a highly-skilled Chandler REALTOR® with extensive market knowledge. Whether you’re are looking to invest in Chandler real estate or your planning to sell your current home, experience matters most in a changing market. Along with her professional and friendly team, Cathy provides the kind of knowledge, skills, dedication, and personalized assistance you need and deserve.

For sellers, your agent should know how to act swiftly and decisively to get you the highest price on your property. Cathy incorporates the most effective and cutting-edge approaches for marketing your property. Your Chandler home will be listed in hundreds of locations all around the Internet and will get exposure on all the major sites like, Zillow and Trulia, along with many other sites that are frequently visited by home buyers. In addition, your property will gain local exposure by being featured on Cathy's own highly-trafficked websites. Cathy is committed to getting your home SOLD and will get you the best market price in the least amount of time possible! 

For buyers, Cathy can provide you with all the resources and information you need about Chandler real estate such as the different neighborhoods and communities, the types of homes and features offered, the top builders in the region, HOAs, nearby schools, area amenities, and so much more. Cathy would love to meet with you to discuss the type of home you have in mind and help you explore your options for making the best home purchase decision. Cathy's genuine and caring approach to the real estate process allows her to connect with her clients on a more personal level which allows her to find the right home for them. 

For out-of-town buyers, Cathy is also a relocation expert and will make sure the details of your home purchase and move to Chandler are handled professionally and with care. By partnering with Cathy, you'll have an expert on your side who will listen to your needs and concerns and guide you throughout the home buying or selling process. Please give Cathy Carter a call today at 480-459-8488, or fill out the online contact form, and she will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have about buying or selling Chandler real estate.

2450 S. Arizona Ave, Suite 1 
Chandler, Arizona 85286 
Cell: 480-459-8488 
Toll-Free: 800-519-5578

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Cathy has been in the Real Estate industry for over two and a half decades in the Arizona market. She has the ability and confidence along with continued education that is necessary to succeed in this ever-changing market. Cathy specializes in difficult to move properties in the Chandler Area. Quick to respond to all tasks required. Equator Certified Platinum for Bank owned homes and Short Sales as well.

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