Curb Appeal is Essential to Successful Home Staging

Curb appeal is the attractiveness of your home as seen from the curb. Curb appeal is always desirable and is especially critical when selling your home. Even if your home is absolutely beautiful on the inside, potential buyers may drive right by without stopping if your curb appeal is lacking. Therefore, when you are preparing your home for sale, be sure to remember to stage the exterior as well as the interior.

The following 10 tips will be sure to boost your home’s curb appeal:

1. Trim back overgrown shrubbery (this also allows more natural light into your home, which is always a plus)

2. Mow the lawn and add sod to replace any brown patches

3. Weed and mulch gardens to give a well-manicured look

4. Plant seasonal flowers to add color (in winter use ornamental cabbage)

5. Update outdoor light fixtures and be sure light bulbs are in working order

6. Replace the mailbox, if needed, to coordinated with paint colors

7. Repaint the front door; use a color that accents your exterior color palette (keep your overall color palette neutral)

8. Repaint the front porch if it appears worn

9. Fill any cracks in the sidewalk with filler (available at most home improvement stores)

10. Be sure your house numbers are prominently displayed. If they appear too small from the street, replace them with larger numbers.

Remember, you never get a second chance to make a great first impression!

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