Do's & Don'ts on Curb appeal when putting your house on the market to sell.

Turning on The Curb Appeal

You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression, and this is especially true when it comes to selling your home. That’s why curb appeal is so crucial as would-be buyers first approach your home. Here are some quick, low-cost ways you can boost your home’s exterior to make a great first impression.

Look at your landscaping: Many prospective buyers will do a drive-by before they add your home to the list of properties they want to tour with their realtor. So yes, you want to be sure your grass is well-kept, but you can take your yard to the next level with some colorful new flowers and a fresh layer of mulch in the beds.

Rectify any needed repairs: Front walk cracked or uneven? Shingles missing or damaged? Gutter pulling away from the roof? It is easy for YOU to overlook minor issues that have occurred over the years with your house, but a would-be buyer may not be as willing to ignore these blemishes. Now is the time to take on that to-do list and make some repairs.

Freshen your front entrance: As your prospective buyers are twiddling their thumbs, waiting for their realtor to unlock the front door, they will no-doubt be taking note of your front steps, the porch, and the doorway. Ensure they won’t see any paint peeling on the door or molding. Sweep any cobwebs from the corners, and be sure the stoop is free of debris. You may even want to add a splash of color with a planter of vibrant flowers or a festive wreath on the door.

Whether your house is on the market now or your thinking about listing it soon, spending some time and a little money to freshen up your home’s exterior can make a big difference in its curb appeal! What is the first thing you notice when you drive by a house? 

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