Real Estate by Debbie Reynolds: Capture the Buyer from the Street

Capture the Buyer from the Street

A Little Color Welcomes the Buyer


A little splash of color is welcoming to the buyerWhen you put your Clarksville TN home on the market, you want to make sure you create a good first impression. Buyers like to drive by the homes before they call for an appointment to see the inside. The curb appeal can make or break a sale and kill any buyer interest as soon as they see the home from the street. In addition to having a neat yard, the home in good repair, having some flowers at the entryway to the front door will create a great first impression.

You can plant some seasonal flowers along the walkway and brighten up the path to the front door. These things are welcoming to the buyers. It says to the buyer that the seller cares about his home and gives the buyer confidence that the inside will be equally appealing.


We are lucky in Clarksville that we have mild weather most of the year and flowers grow about 10 months of the year, We are in the heart of our summer season now and all kinds of colorful flowers are flourishing. In a few weeks mums will be added to yards to give some fall color. These will last until November or the first frost.

Remove clutter from the porch and don't be afraid to plant flowers in pots if your space is limited.

Find out what your home is worthRemember if the buyer likes the outside and it feels welcoming, then there is a good chance he will like the inside. For sure the buyer will give it a chance which is what he won't do if he has been turned off at the street.


Capture the Buyer from the Street

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Comment balloon 9 commentsDebbie Reynolds • July 29 2018 05:03AM


Loved this post and indeed you want them in the right frame of mind so by the time they walk into a home they are already loving it, Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) almost 2 years ago

I love the post and the title to the post as well. Thank you for sharing 

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) almost 2 years ago

Debbie, your post nails it, and if your home is on the market, it needs to be the prettiest on the block! 

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) almost 2 years ago

Curb appeal goes a long way in selling a home, it's good to get people excited about seeing a home before they even enter the home.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) almost 2 years ago

Hi Debbie,
Great advice.  I can't tell you how many times buyers have said "I don't want to look" when they pull up to a house with poor curb appeal.  Fortunately, I could usually convince them to go inside since we were there.  Looks can be deceiving. If I had sent them on a drive-by, though, they would have never allowed me to make an appointment.  Sellers are smart to spruce up the outside, though, if they want to maximize their selling price. 

Posted by Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager (Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.) almost 2 years ago

A neat and attractive front entrance and well maintained yard makes a great first impression. I'm with Carol. Buyers would frequently say they didn't want to go indoors if they didn't like the exterior of the home. (Of course this was in the day before the internet.) Like Carol Williams I would also try to get buyers through the front door. The photo above is so welcoming with the two colorful pots and the welcoming front door.

Posted by Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell (Front Gate Real Estate) almost 2 years ago

Debbie, I agree the best way to capture the buyer is having the best curb appeal possible.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) almost 2 years ago

Debbie- this is so true. I can remember looking for our own home years ago and my husband didn't want to waste our time because the curb appeal just wasn't there. In fact, the lawn was not kept and the entry looked dark and uninviting. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) almost 2 years ago

Home sellers will be in very  good hands when they select you as their listing agent.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) almost 2 years ago