Kathie Lee & Hoda: Real Estate
Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb were joined in the studio this morning by real estate expert, Barbara Corcoran, who says it takes just eight seconds for a buyer to decide if they are interested in your home. That is not much time at all, so she is here to help you boost that curb appeal.
How to Spruce Up Your Yard to Add Curb Appeal
The first home they looked at is in Rockford, MI. Barbara Corcoran says they need to warm it up…it is too plain. Barbara suggested planting three bushes, putting some flowers on the porch, and painting the front door bright red. For just $660, you can make simple changes that will appeal to potential buyers.
Grass Sells Houses Better Than Mulch
The next house we looked at is in Wilmington, NC. Barbara Corcoran advised it’s owners to leave the house alone, but get rid of the mulch. She said to bring the grass up to the porch and add two big bushes in the yard. This is a $980 fix and will probably add $5000 to the value of the house.
Houses With Color Sell Better Than White Houses
The next house of the day comes from Sag Harbor, NY. Barbara Corcoran says this is the typical cottage everyone wants, but has too much white and it is going in every direction. Her solution…paint the house yellow with a black trim around the windows and it pops. Those additions will sell your house and only cost an additional $1100.
Too Much Landscaping Can Make it Hard to Sell Your House
The last house of the morning comes from Michigan again. Barbara Corcoran says that too much landscaping going on for a ranch can hurt the appeal. She said to extend the lawn to the porch and put a simple bush in the yard and shutters on the windows…a $1360 fix, but worth it when the ranch sells.