The 3 second rule for home sellers simply means that it only takes 3 seconds to make a first impression. That is the amount of time you have to impress a potential buyer and get them to want to see the inside. As a Realtor there have been many times that I pull in front of a house and my client says drive on, based solely on a poor first impression. This is why Realtors talk about the importance of curb appeal, also known as first impressions. There are many low cost or no cost ways to greatly enhance a home’s curb appeal.
Clean and visible front door. The front door should be easily visible and eye catching from the front of the home. This invites the potential buyer to look inside your home. The front porch should be clean of debris and clutter. Prospective buyers will be standing there looking at the porch and door as they wait on their real estate agent to get the key from the lockbox. For a bold clean look