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.

    Attention Investors!!  Don't miss this great opportunity to purchase this fixer upper.  Priced to sell quickly "AS IS" at land value!! Three bedroom, two bath home located in the Inter bay area of South Tampa. Great location off South Dale Mabry with close access to North Gandy Blvd, Lee Roy Selmon Expressway, East-McDill Ave and South-MacDill Air Force Base. Great area with tons of restaurant options, shopping and entertainment.  CASH ONLY. **All offers must be submitted by Monday 6/17 at Noon** $260,000 Active

    6227 S Adelia Avenue Tampa, Florida

    3 Beds 2 Baths 1,144 SqFt 0.150 Acres

    Extensively upgraded and updated 4 bedroom, 2 bath, pool and spa home sitting on an impressive over-sized conservation/wooded corner lot (with conservation located behind the home, on the side, plus view of the conservation/woods across the street) WOW! This exquisite home was remodeled in 2022 offering new roof, new gutters, newer exterior paint w/Sherwin Williams brand, new landscape, remodeled kitchen, microwave and dishwasher, new stainless steel 5 burner gas range with built-in air fryer and convection oven; new thick granite on large island, high breakfast bar and countertops; new double stainless steel sink and Kohler faucet, remodeled kitchen to include new cabinet doors with soft close hinges; crown molding and wine rack, large pantry. New wood-look tile in living and dining rooms; new luxury vinyl flooring in master suite and bedrooms 2 & 3; remodeled bathrooms. Remarcited pool and spa, new variable pool pump, new pool screen. (Pool comes with a removable child safety fence), new smoke detector. Newer gas hot water heater; new tiled entryway and much more. The family room is very bright and airy with triple sliding glass door with transom window leading to the pool area, and comes with a built-in entertainment system to include a gas fireplace. The spacious remodeled master suite has new luxury vinyl flooring, surround sound speakers, a decorative column, high ceiling, as wells as an en-suite bathroom with his and hers sinks, large Jacuzzi brand soaker tub, separate walk-in shower with custom tile and glass block, has a large walk-in closet, and best of all it has a sliding glass door that opens to the pool area.!! The 4th bedroom features oak handrail and oak spindles, a large closet, vaulted ceiling, a large window with view of the conservation and can be used as a flex room. New luxury vinyl flooring in bedrooms 2 & 3. The large laundry room includes washer & dryer. This home offers lots of upgrades and architectural features. Come and enjoy your private oasis in this home located in sought after gated community of The Preserve at West Meadows. West Meadows features resort style amenities that include a clubhouse, gym with fitness room, heated lap pool, pool with a huge water slide and a kiddy pool area, tennis courts, fitness center, playground, basketball courts, walking and jogging trails and dog park. Easy access to I-75, I-275, shopping, restaurants, hospitals, VA hospital, USF, Flaltwood Park (offering running and biking trails), Wiregrass Mall,  Premium Outlets, and top rated schools. Owners are licensed real estate agents (original owners). Schedule your viewing today. $659,000 Active

    8257 Swann Hollow Drive Tampa, Florida

    4 Beds 2 Baths 2,578 SqFt 0.230 Acres

    From the moment you drive through the neighborhood gate, you realize what a hidden gem Water’s Edge of Tampa is. With just 36 lots built with Mediterranean themed homes, the appeal of the neighborhood becomes obvious. The curb appeal of the home is just as strong. At the street you find beautiful landscaping, paver driveway, large front yard and an entryway courtyard. Stepping inside you find volume ceilings that open the space along with trimmed walls and archways that bring beauty and uniqueness to your home. The formal living and dining room are perfect to showcase your furniture while entertaining guests. The kitchen/family room combination allows for more relaxed living. The kitchen features granite counters, plenty of cabinetry with pot drawers and storage, beautiful black/stainless steel appliances, pendant lighting, under cabinet lighting and a lot of work space. You have to see the kitchen firsthand to understand its flow and ease of use. The kitchen is combined with a dinette area and a large family room. This is the heart of the home where daily life brings everyone together. During the cooler months, opening the large patio doors onto the supersized lanai is going to be a huge hit for all. It is like doubling your living area. Bring your most comfortable outdoor furniture and enjoy your home even more. The owners’ suite is located in a private wing of the home. It features a large spacious room for plenty of furniture, two walk in closets, access to the lanai, volume tray ceiling decorated with crown molding and an en-suite bathroom. The bathroom features a double-sink vanity, garden tub, glass-enclosed shower and a private water closet. The three secondary bedrooms are near the kitchen. Each bedroom has a walk-in closet and new carpet flooring. The home offers plenty of natural light through the large, energy-saving windows along with many recessed lights throughout the plan. This floor plan works so well! Access to the Veteran’s Expressway as well as Tampa International Airport and downtown is quick and easy. Great shopping, dining and the beaches are minutes away. This neighborhood is centrally located to everything in the Tampa area. Once you visit you will understand why homes in this neighborhood are rarely available for purchase. Call today to schedule your private tour! $899,900 Active

    6948 Silver Sage Circle Tampa, Florida

    4 Beds 3 Baths 2,861 SqFt 0.400 Acres

    Discover luxurious living in this stunning Mediterranean townhome nestled on a serene street, mere steps away from the scenic Bayshore Boulevard. Boasting a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath layout with a spacious 2-car garage, this residence epitomizes elegance with custom wood cabinetry, sleek granite countertops, and rich bamboo flooring. The first-floor features soaring 9’ ceilings, a 50-bottle wine cooler, and a water softener, enhancing the allure of its opulent amenities.

 

Every window is adorned with bespoke shutters, blending privacy with polished style. Additional upscale touches include a built-in wall safe, and custom LED lighting with dimmers throughout, creating a refined ambiance. The home is tech-ready with 5gb fiber optic internet wiring in the family room and bedrooms and smart thermostat, ensuring ultimate connectivity.

 

Upstairs, the master suite offers an oasis with an ensuite bath featuring high-quality cabinetry and abundant storage. Two additional guest rooms share a well-appointed bathroom. 

 

French doors lead to a serene and private outdoor oasis, an ideal retreat for relaxing or entertaining. This peaceful space is enhanced with dusk-to-dawn lighting, creating a welcoming atmosphere at any hour. 

Enjoy the benefits of low HOA fees at only $88/month and take advantage of the home’s close proximity to Ballast Point Park, Perennial equestrian stables, Tampa Yacht Club, and South Tampa's award-winning restaurants. This townhome is not just a place to live—it’s a gateway to the best of South Tampa living. $800,000 Active

    2710 W Price Avenue Tampa, Florida

    3 Beds 3 Baths 2,260 SqFt 0.050 Acres

    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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