Most people say that first impressions are everything. That adage applies to meeting new people as much as it does to the first time someone sees your home.

The Architecture Trends Survey by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) offers some fascinating facts:

People are placing a higher value on the “finishing touches” that add to their landscaping, which, in turn, increases their home’s curb appeal.

Vanity Vents is the finishing touch that instantly accents the color palette of your home.

Other finishing touches include:

  • A fire pit or fireplace in the yard
  • Statement landscape accents (Vanity Vents)
  • A running water-feature
  • Outdoor lighting, which create aesthetically pleasing landscapes
  • Adding seating or dining space by building or extending their deck(s)

The takeaway message is that people want to enjoy their outdoor space while highlighting the beauty of their home.

Curb Appeal as an Investment

Curb appeal isn’t just about having a beautiful yard. It makes a statement. Over 75 percent of real estate agents agree that a home’s curb appeal dictates the first impression of every visitor.

According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the average time a property is on the market is only 21 days. The homes that move the fastest are in the right location and have the greatest curb appeal.

Interestingly, sellers can get a 100-percent ROI on landscaping and tree maintenance updates when selling their home, according to the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP).

Putting jewelry on your home like Vanity Vents improves the outside appearance of your home above all others in the neighborhood. It’s the unique touch that makes the difference and makes your home stand out.

Curb Appeal Increases Home Value

The “Top 3” easiest, most desirable elements that people look for (that buyers look for) when looking for curb appeal in a home… the improvements you can make that have a real impact to increase the value of your home in order of importance are:

  • Lawn care/maintenance that reflects quality
  • Landscaping upgrades, e.g., Vanity Vents
  • Upgraded Landscaping improvements, e.g., water fountain

Lawn care has the highest ROI at over 350 percent, according to the NAR but all 3 is what makes the difference. Any new features can significantly improve your curb appeal.What finishing touches have you put on your home to guarantee instant curb appeal?

Nearly all realtors recommend that sellers make these vital investments in curb appeal because it attracts buyers and increases theresale value of your home.

Taking Value One Step Further

The benefits of curb appeal don’t stop at just having the best looking home on the block and increasing the value of your home… Studies show that YOU are way more likely to spend more time outdoors with family and friends when your home looks its best. Enjoy your front yard and your backyard.

Did you know that many people change the color of their Vanity Vents on their outside crawl space vent covers to match the Seasons? Vanity Vents come in 4 beautiful colors.

Final Thoughts About Curb Appeal

The best thing about improving your home’s curb appeal is that it doesn’t require a significant investment. Keeping up with the mowing and landscaping goes a long way toward making your property more desirable to buyers.

Another easy upgrade home improvement… most homes can be fitted with Vanity Vents for under $200… but the beauty they create is priceless.

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Note: This article is not meant to provide professional advice. Your circumstances may vary so do your homework to make the best choice possible for your home. Thank you.