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
Replace missing slats, stakes and posts.
Repair broken hinges and paint or stain the fence
Mow, trim and fertilize the lawn.
Weed flower beds 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.
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 door mat and flowering plants.
Siding and Trim
Consider painting the highlight features of your home,
such as trim work, shutters, gutters, down spouts
If necessary, add a fresh coat of exterior paint to
the exterior siding.
Remove debris such as tree branches and leaves.
Straighten the TV antenna.
Make any necessary repairs to worn shingles or cracked
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
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