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by Robert DeFalco
on Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 at 6:42pm.
It’s finally nice enough to spend time outside, and that means it’s the perfect time to get started on your curb appeal! It is estimated that more than 50% of homes are sold before the buyers even get out of their cars. Stand across the street from your home and review its curb appeal. Would you buy your house?
Since first impressions can make or break a sale, we’ve got some helpful tips for you to increase your home’s visual appeal to new visitors… and prospective buyers!
The Pressure Washer Is Your Friend
Rent one. Buy one. Whatever it takes lay hands on one, because it will make almost everything around your home look better!
See what we mean? It all looks newer, fresher, and instantly more appealing!
Tame the Landscaping
Prune the trees. Trim the bushes. Mow the grass. You might think that goes without saying… but unfortunately, some folks need to be told.
An unkempt yard and overgrown greenery makes even a nice home look shabby.
Now Improve It
Plant flowers. Flowers in pots. Flowers in baskets and boxes. Make a flower bed or a planted berm or island. Flowers add color and visual interest, and can even be used to camouflage problems. They’re also relatively inexpensive.
Paint Your Door
Paint is always instant gratification… and painting your door is one of the fastest, cheapest ways to give the front of your home a pop!
Or replace your door with something more eye catching. As a bonus, a newer door will likely be more fuel efficient!
Upgrade Your Mailbox
Curb. Appeal. Literally.
Whether your mailbox is at the curb or on the front of your home, it will make an impression. Make sure it’s a good one.
And finally, fix everything! Loose bricks, a crooked shutter, paint that needs touched up… everything. Wash windows and sweep walks. Just tidy everything, too. Now… go stand across the street from your home again. Review its curb appeal. Again. Would you buy your house?