Home Sale Success Delivered: Quickly Boost Curb Appeal with a New Mailbox

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In a challenging real estate market, MailboxWorks.Com has great ways to increase the saleability of any home.

A lot of homes have really bad $5 mailboxes put on the wall next to a beautiful entrance, which seems very strange.

Real estate experts agree that attracting buyers in a tough market begins with a great first impression. Curb appeal is a major factor in home sales, and often determines whether or not prospective buyers even come through the front door to see what a home has to offer. Mark Fitzpatrick, president of MailboxWorks.com says a new mailbox is a quick and easy way to improve any home's outward appearance.

The concept of curb appeal applies to the immediate visual impression made by a home, from the street to the front door. Finding ways to boost curb appeal has become a popular alternative to inside projects like kitchen and bath remodels, because front of the home improvements grab the initial attention needed to attract buyers. While some home improvement endeavors can be extremely expensive, Fitzpatrick says that replacing a mailbox is a relatively simple and cost effective way to create curb appeal.

A column or post mounted mailbox on the street is the very first component of a home that meets prospective buyers, and tells them something about the home. At the door, a beautiful and stylish wall mounted mailbox conveys a similar message, and establishes the look of a desirable and up-to-date dwelling. A mailbox that appears worn out, rusted or unstable will give the impression that the entire property has been poorly maintained. Conversely, a new, quality made mailbox will present an attractive over-all image. It is also important that the mailbox compliment the look and design of the home. Fitzpatrick says, "I often hear customers complaining about living in a nice neighborhood and people installing those plastic looking mailboxes that have the look of a child's toy." Additionally, low budget fixtures may send up a red flag that says the quality throughout the home is sub-standard. "A lot of homes have really bad $5 mailboxes put on the wall next to a beautiful entrance, which seems very strange." explains Fitzpatrick.

With the terrific selection of mailboxes available today, it is easy to find something to suit every home. From classic to contemporary styles, in a wide range of colors and materials, options abound. While the look of a mailbox is important, it is also essential to choose a quality product that is well constructed. Fitzpatrick explains, "Mailboxes that are not made properly, so that they can be installed to remain straight, will end up leaning over." In order to maximize the effect of a new mailbox, choose a quality product and make sure that it is properly installed.

Another significant, though often overlooked, detail is the presentation of the house number. Whether it appears on an address plaque or as separate house numbers, the house number should work in concert with the outside theme of the home. Many of the leading mailbox manufacturers have a selection of house numbers and address plaques, designed to coordinate with a variety of mailboxes. This simple improvement compliments the home, and will help to convey the best first impression.

MailboxWorks.com, based in Naperville, IL since 1989, offers hundreds of unique mailboxes, address plaques, house numbers, and other home and garden products. Customers can visit the Chicagoland showroom or shop online to choose and customize selections. Toll-free assistance at 800-824-9985 is also available in selecting the right products for any residence or place of business. MailboxWorks.com is known for great selection, easy ordering, fast shipping and outstanding service.

Mark Fitzpatrick
1743 Quincy Avenue
Suite #151
Naperville, IL 60532 USA
Phone: (800) 824-9985


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