by TJ AndersonOutside of Nashville real estate (and sometimes the Preds), the ladies in my life (both two- and four-legged) take up a healthy share of my focus and attention. The little one, in
Nashville Area Open Houses That Kill It On Curb Appeal
by TJ Anderson
This past week, both of our new Woodbine/Flatrock listings went under contract with lightning speed. I expected as much, since we picked a great location, were priced right and were offering homes that were expertly built by Infinium Builders.
I could probably list out 26 other things that I feel exceptionally proud of about our farmhouse and foursquare, but an immediate thing that comes to mind that I think we did right, and that I think sellers absolutely must do right: curb appeal.
When you look at those two homes up top, you’re immediately drawn in — and I’d say objectively so. Dynamic but approachable color choices, manicured landscaping, stylish and welcoming front doors — those are all among the things that help put the appeal in curb appeal. And you don’t have to be working with a new home to amp that stuff up. I’ve coached dozens and dozens of homeowners on approachable projects that make a big difference, from painting doors and shutters to shaping up shrubs and staging a welcoming porch.
Every home is different, but overall, you want prospective buyers to feel inspired, and at ease — like they’re not walking into a million projects, and like they’d feel proud to call the place home from moment one.
Since this subject is on my mind, I figured I’d focus this week’s Open Houses roundup on listings that I think totally kill it on curb appeal.
First, here’s the broad picture of what’s happening this weekend:
Then, some curb-appealing picks:
1309 Clarke St.
Old Hickory, TN 37138
I think Historic Old Hickory Village is one of the hidden gems in Middle Tennessee — it’s close to Nashville, full of adorable historic homes, right by the lake, and prices are still really low as compared to much of Nashville proper. They did a great job of highlighting the historic appeal on this home right in the Village — fresh paint, bright and fun color on the front door and a charming rocking chair on the rocking chair porch. Totally picturesque. Open Sunday 2 to 4 p.m.
200 Verde Meadow Dr.
Franklin, TN 37067
Neat as can be in Franklin, Tennessee — from the beds to the porch planters to the subtle, smart green on the shutters, everything’s in place here. The home was built in 2008, but it looks perfectly brand new, something that’ll make buyers feel at ease, and at home. Open Sunday 2 to 4 p.m.
1794 Lakehurst Dr.
Nashville, TN 37206
I really like the contrast in the exterior color choices at this newer East Nashville home — the soft blue has personality, but would still appeal to most buyers, and the matching pecan-ish wood tones on the garage and porch columns really pop. First impression: total turnkey. Which isn’t exactly a terrible first impression to give off. Open Sunday 2 to 4 p.m.
2516 Myers Park Ct.
Brentwood, TN 37027
Landscaping can really make all the difference when it comes to differentiating your property from similar ones in the area. This traditional brick home in Brentwood is lovely, as are many that share its much-desired zip code. But I think this one gets a lot of added appeal through that perfectly manicured landscaping, clean and neat but with with that beautiful burst of red near the entry. Open Sunday 2 to 4 p.m.
447 Pearre Springs Way
Franklin, TN 37064
Don’t forget your outdoor living spaces when you’re prepping a home to go on the market — these days, lots of buyers value those spaces just as much as what’s through the door. Here, in Westhaven, they did a fantastic job of staging the porch for maximum I-wanna-sit-here-and-sip-lemonade quotient. Open Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m.
Find any of these properties appealing? Want to talk about what else is out there in Nashville or nearby? Give me a call or drop me an email if I can help you find the perfect new home!
Properties are listed with their own respective real estate firms, and not under agreement with TJ Anderson and/or Benchmark Realty, LLC.
TJ Anderson is a Nashville Realtor with Benchmark Realty who's helped countless clients both buy a home and sell a home in Nashville, Tennessee. He blogs about Nashville regularly, from Nashville-area....
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