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10 Curb Appeal Tips From the Pros
A good-looking face isn't just memorable -- in real estate, an attractive exterior can make or break a home sale. We asked home professionals for their best tips on creating a sparkling outside that beckons potential buyers inside.
#1: Curb Appeal Starts Online: 10 Curb Appeal Tips From the Pros
Since 88 percent of homebuyers begin the process on the Web, fabulous
photos are critical to getting homebuyers to the front door, says
Jennifer Ames, a top Chicago real estate agent. "Find the best
time of day to shoot each room, avoiding too much sunlight, which will
give the photo a glow effect," Jennifer advises. "Overcast days are
often the best time for a photo shoot." Take a digital shot and examine
it as if you were a buyer, and get rid of extras -- bikes on the front
porch, platters stacked on top of the fridge -- that don't show your
home at its best.
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