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Thinking of selling? Start in the front yard with your curb appeal!

November 16th, 2010 9:49 AM by AJ Gentry

I have been saying this for a while now but if you have home improvements you wish to undertake before putting your home on the market start in the front yard. Buyers are going to view your home online, hop in the car to drive by your house and if they like the curb appeal they will contact their agent to schedule a private showing of your home. If you can't get them in the front door because your front yard lacks curb appeal and up-keep forget about the $30K you spent in the kitchen. The buyers will never come in your house to see your beautiful kitchen because they are turned off by the front yard. And be sure to share the following article with your neighbors on a Saturday morning! You and your neighbors need to help each other by keeping your yards in tip top shape as you reflect on each others investments.

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Survey: Well-Kept Yards Most Important Factor in Determining Neighborhood Safety

RISMEDIA, November 16, 2010--A new survey conducted by Relocation.com finds that 75 percent of Americans believe the most important factor in determining a neighborhood's safety is the up-keep of surrounding homes, especially the conditions of the front lawns, which trumps even Googling neighborhood statistics to get a feel for a community.

The latest Relocation.com survey finds that 74 percent of respondents indicated they would select a neighborhood based on "word-of-mouth" or its local reputation over any other reason, while 67 percent of the respondents say they pay attention to local crime reports and statistics as reported in the local media. Less compelling, according to the survey, are "a gated community with security patrols" and "proximity to a police or fire station" when determining the safety of a neighborhood.

"It's interesting to see how home buyers determine neighborhood safety based on the neighborhood's appearance and not as much based on police statistics or crime reports," says Relocation.com Chairman and Founder Sharon Asher. "Our findings suggest that some home sellers who are struggling to generate interest may want to go the extra mile and help their neighbors with landscaping needs in order to create buyer interest."

The Relocation.com survey was conducted in mid-October, 2010, in a continuing effort to provide information on lifestyle factors that drive moving and relocation decisions in the U.S.

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