The 80’s taught us many things. But it was the Head and Shoulders commercials from that era that taught me, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression”. Curb appeal, in real estate terms, is the first impression your home makes.
My first home was a rental for eight years before I purchased it. Based on the way the color drained from my mother’s face when I first took her to see the property, it is not an exaggeration to say that the yard needed work. A lot of work. Nevertheless, the price of the house and the investment potential I saw pushed me to move forward with my purchase (despite my mother’s many pleadings to do otherwise!). In essence, what I purchased was a .25 acre jungle with a 1000 square foot house on it. Only after closing on the property did I realize the magnitude of the project I had purchased.