7 Tips You Can Use to Boost Your Curb Appeal Today

7 Tips You Can Use to Boost Your Curb Appeal Today

When you are selling a home, curb appeal matters. Check out these seven tips you can use to boost your homes curb appeal today.

7 Tips You Can Use to Boost Your Curb Appeal Today

It’s no secret that prospective buyers begin forming an impression of your home before they even walk through the front door. You can make that impression a great one by implementing these seven curb appeal tips:

  1. Add potted plants
  2. Clean the hardscaping
  3. Create a cozy space on the porch
  4. Get new house numbers
  5. Touch up the paint
  6. Plant a new tree
  7. Replace your mailbox

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    Curb Appeal Booster #1: Add Potted Plants

    Place a few potted plants on your porch To make buyers feel right at home. Choose plants that are easy to care for, such as peace lilies, and that are small enough to bring in in case the weather takes a turn for the worse.

    Curb Appeal Booster #2: Clean the Hardscaping

    Power-wash your sidewalk, driveway and front steps. Even if you can’t get out oil stains and other blemishes, having clean hardscaping makes a difference.

    Pro Tip: Never, ever power-wash your home. Doing so could damage its exterior materials. If it looks dingy, hire a professional to clean it or repaint it.

    Curb Appeal Booster #3: Create a Cozy Space on the Porch

    Your front porch can be an extension of your indoor living space, so show buyers all its potential by adding seating. You don’t have to pick up a traditional outdoor table and chair set; instead, choose rocking chairs or a portable porch swing. The idea is to show people that they’ll have a great time sitting there at the end of the day.

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    Curb Appeal Booster #4: Get New House Numbers

    Invest in a new set of house numbers that prospective buyers can see from the street. For one, they’ll help buyers find your home, and for two, they’ll show buyers that you care about the impression your home makes.

    Related: Should you hire an appraiser before you list your home?

    Curb Appeal Booster #5: Touch Up the Paint

    If the paint on your home’s exterior doesn’t look its best, it’s time for touch ups. If you’re not comfortable doing it yourself, you can ask your real estate agent for a referral to a local professional who can help.

    Curb Appeal Booster #6: Plant a New Tree

    Planting a new tree is a great way to enhance the way your yard looks, and it’s a way to encourage buyers’ imaginations. Buyers may even be able to envision what the yard will look like with a fully grown tree, which puts them in a long-term mindset while they’re seeing your home.

    Related: When can a seller keep a buyer’s earnest money deposit?

    Curb Appeal Booster #7: Replace Your Mailbox

    If your mailbox has seen better days, it’s time to replace it. Just make sure you’re sticking to your homeowners association’s guidelines before you do so.

    Related: 5 simple living room improvements to help you sell your home

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