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How to Maximize Your Home’s Curb Appeal

According to the National Association of Realtors, sixty-three percent of home buyers will visit a house that they first saw online. Make their first impression of your house great by maximizing your curb appeal.

  • Clean your windows and the outside of your house
  • Freshen the paint on your house
  • Get rid of any rotted wood
  • Make sure your front door looks great. Paint it, clean it, put a doorknocker or wreath on it; whatever will make it look even better.
  • Spray-paint or change out your hardware on your front door and garage doors, such as doorknobs and locks
  • Frame your front door with molding
  • Add big, bold house numbers
  • Add or change porch lighting
  • Refinish the porch floor
  • Buy a new front door mat
  • If you have a porch, add furniture
  • Paint or stain the garage door
  • Repair or replace the roof. That’s one of the first things buyers notice about a house.
  • Fix the driveway, patios, and pathways. Power-wash, repair cracks, bricks or stones, etc.
  • Plant flowers and plants, both in your yard and in hanging planters or planter boxes by your front door, if there’s room.
  • Weed your yard and flowerbeds
  • Feed your grass so that it looks healthy and attractive, and mow it regularly
  • Replace mulch, if you have any
  • Add a picket fence
  • Install a new mailbox
  • Straighten shutters
  • Re-fasten and clean out gutters   curb Appeal  Curb Appeal  Curb Appeal  

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