Curb Appeal

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Curb Appeal

Curb Appeal is just as important as updating and cleaning the inside of your house. In fact, curb appeal is THE first impression a buyer has of your home, so you definitely want to make it a good one!

Here is a list of things you should check and take care of to have great curb appeal:

-Power wash the outside of the house. If you have loose, peeling, cracking paint, you’ll need to have the place painted.

-Power wash the windows outside and clean them on the inside.

-Clean out gutters and replace if they’re rusty, bent or look old and in disrepair.

-Rake up leaves and dead vegetation and dispose of it.

-Keep the lawn mowed throughout the sales process. Make sure sidewalks and walkways are edged neatly.

-Get rid of weeds, dandelions and grass growing up through the driveway or sidewalks.

-Trim trees so that no limbs are touching the roof.

-Put bikes, skateboards and scooters in the garage.

-Trim back unruly, unkempt bushes.

-Install low-wattage ground lights along the front walkway.

-Plant bright-colored flowers and keep them watered and looking beautiful. Remove wilted dead blooms religiously.

-Give your front door a fresh coat of paint or replace it if needed.

-Replace the mailbox if needed.

-Apply large, clearly visible house numbers to the front of your house.

-Keep garbage barrels in the garage out of sight.

-Power wash your deck or patio and sand and stain if necessary.