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Increase Your Home's Curbside Appeal

Your home's exterior is the first thing a potential buyer sees when visiting your home. The following tips will help you increase your home's curbside appeal and create a strong first impression to potential homebuyers.


    Replace missing slats, stakes and posts.

    Repair broken hinges and paint or stain the fence if necessary


    Mow, trim and fertilize the lawn

    Weed flowerbeds and replace dead plants and trees

Driveway, Garage, Carport

    Clean up grease or oil spots on concrete surfaces

    Make sure the garage door opens freely and the automatic door opener is working

    Provide an unobstructed view of your home from the street by not parking cars, boats or other vehicles in the driveway

Front Entry

    Polish door handles and door knockers

    Replace worn or broken items, such as an unsightly mailbox or rusty doorbell

    Be sure porch lights are working and add welcoming features such as a new doormat and flowering plants

Siding and Trim

    Consider painting the highlight features of your home, such as trim work, shutters, gutters, downspouts and railings

    If necessary, add a fresh coat of exterior paint to the exterior siding.


    Remove debris such as tree branches and leaves

    Make any necessary repairs to worn shingles or cracked surfaces

Patio, Deck

    Flowering plants and outdoor furniture add appeal

    Remove any unnecessary items such as gardening equipment

    Tidy any visible items, such as an outdoor grill or barbecue


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