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Enhancing Your Home's Curb Appeal

Curb Appeal

One of the most important aspects of your house is the first impression it makes on prospective buyers.
This is true of how it looks when a buyer drives up as well as how it looks in that picture online or in the listings.
You should plan on spending some money to improve your house's curb appeal, but it shouldn't break the bank, and it will pay off with the sale of your home.

Your front door and entry way.

This is your home's welcome spot. It should sparkle.
  • Apply a fresh coat of paint on the door and trim.
  • Replace a worn or dated screen door.
  • Buy new door mats that say "Welcome".
  • Power wash the walk, neatly trim the grass along the walk.

    Garage Doors.

    Often these present one of the largest areas of view from the street. This expance should enhance or at least not detract from your house.
  • Replace worn or dated doors. Be sure the new door fits with your house's decor.
  • Or paint or power wash doors to make them look new.


    You don't need to reside the house now that you are selling it. But make sure it is clean and neat.
  • Make sure the siding is freshly painted or washed.
  • Trim the shrubs way back. Don't let them look like they are taking control. Remove any completely overgrown shrubs and plant a new small one.
  • Put down fresh mulch (the darker stuff). Keep the lawn neatly mowed.
  • Buy some potted plants, or the baskets or barrels of arranged flowers. These will brighten the yard.

    Driveway and walks

    Your pathway to your house should be clean, clear and uncluttered. It should invite the visitor to your door.
  • Clean the driveway and walks and seal the driveway if it needs it, or a topcoat of gravel or stones if it is unpaved.
  • Remove any extra cars or clutter from the driveway and around the house.

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