Five Easy Tips to Increase Curb Appeal to Your Home

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Five Easy Tips to Increase Curb Appeal to Your Home

Curb Appeal in Southern Hills Plantation by Silvia DukesAre you selling your home?  Do you want to entice buyers to wanting to see more?  Throughout the neighborhoods in the Spring Hill area, even those buyers who are working with a REALTOR are driving the streets looking for homes they might be interested in.  They return with a wish list of addresses they want their REALTOR to research further.

So, how do you make sure, these buyers will put your home's address on their wish list?  It's easy! Curb appeal is what makes your home stand out from the competition and will make buyers want to take a closer look inside.

Best of all, giving your home a curb appeal makeover does not have to be expensive and can be accomplished in one weekend.  Here are five easy tips to increase your home's curb appeal:

1.  Wash the windows.  Yes, sparkling windows will be noticed from the street.

2.  Weed and mulch flower beds and plant some colorful annuals.  Try marigolds or petunias in sunny spots and Impatiens for shady areas.  Alternatively, consider some container plantings to add some color to the front area of the house.

3.  Remove anything that clutters up the front yard or is visible from the steet such as toys, bikes, garbage cans.

4.  Paint your house door!  This will use a minimum amount of paint and effort but really can make your entrance area pop!  If you want to go a step further, evaluate the hardware and consider changing it.

5.  Keep lawn cut and edged, make sure to trim any overgrown bushes and shrubs.  Remove those that are dead or sickly.

There you have it!  Five easy tips to increase curb appeal to your home!  Small things can make a difference.  And when the whole family gets involved to work on the project, it can be a rewarding and fun experience for all!


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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


These are great tips for curb appeal.  Wishing you a wonderful weekend. A

Jul 21, 2012 12:29 AM #1
Winston Heverly
Winston Realty, Inc. - Atlantis, FL

Silvia, You missed one, what about a good looking Realtor standing in front as well?

Jul 21, 2012 12:30 AM #2
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Silvia,

Excellent tips! Following these 5 easy steps will increase curb appeal to your home!.

Jul 21, 2012 12:30 AM #3
Jason Stewart
Stewart Estates - San Diego, CA

Good post Silvia! Every home seller should follow these.

Jul 21, 2012 12:35 AM #4
Diane Daley
Caron's Gateway Real Estate - Northumberland, NH

Absolutely very good tips... Thank god my home is not being marketed... I need to do all of the above... Not much time lately RE has been slamming... Liking it

Jul 21, 2012 12:38 AM #5
The Isaacs Team llc
Slate Properties 1121 5th St NW DC 20001 - Washington, DC

Good reminders, Silvia, especially the door. People often forget this is where we pause to fumble for key cards and unlock boxes. Buyers spend more time than sellers realize in front of that door! If it's fresh and welcoming, it sets the tone for what's inside.  BTW, love your photo!

Jul 21, 2012 12:38 AM #6
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Alexandra, thank you and good weekend to you as well!

Winston, of course, preferably with a SOLD sign in hand!

Dorie, yes, easy and quick but with big impact!


Jul 21, 2012 12:53 AM #7
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Jason, thanks!

Caron, I know what you mean but I also know you would be doing all of these things if you were thinking about selling!

Susan, you are so right, we spent quite a bit of time at the front door.  Better make sure there are no spider webs, wasp nests, or other things that would be of concern!

Jul 21, 2012 12:55 AM #8
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Good Morning Silvia,  All great points and you are so right it starts with curb appeal.  What color would you paint the door?

Jul 21, 2012 02:07 AM #9
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® - Silver Spring, MD
M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond

Hi Silvia, and the best part is, none of these quick curb appeal tricks costs a lot, if any, money! Perhaps by decluttering one can even make a bit ... by scheduling a yard sale around the time, should help with showing off a garage for what it is, too, vs. a storage facility.

Jul 21, 2012 02:56 AM #10
David Grbich
Realty One Group - - San Juan Capistrano, CA
Orange County Real Estate - 949-500-0484

All great tips - easily done and makes a difference. Regards Dave

Jul 21, 2012 03:13 AM #11
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Will, funny you ask... in my case, I painted my door a nice shade of red. My neighbors thought I was crazy and then they painted theirs red a few months later!

Andrea, now, there is another great idea!  Put the kids in charge and they can earn some extra pocket money!

David, little things can make a big impact, thanks!

Jul 21, 2012 04:31 AM #12
Morgan Evans
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY

Painting the door can make a big difference to the first impression of the buyers once they pass the front yard.

Jul 21, 2012 05:26 AM #13
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

Silvia, Those really are some great tips!  I may have to use this list for my seller clients!

Jul 21, 2012 03:50 PM #14
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