7 Quick Steps to Give Your Home More Curb Appeal

Reblogger Gabe Sanders
Real Estate Agent with Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales 3090099

Quick and to the point accurate information to help a homeowner improve their curb appeal.

Original content by Sandy Nelson

 

It's doesn't take much effort to freshen up your home's curb appeal. You can do a lot in just one afternoon and for less than $100.

   

1. Give your front door a shine by rubbing a thin layer of oil on it or applying a new coat of paint.
2. Put a new welcome mat on the front stoop.
3. Clean any cob webs off your porch lights and give them some sparkle.
4. Put a pot of flowery plants by the front door.
5. Trim overgrown front-yard foliage
6. Place a few solar lanterns along the walkway to the door.
7. Spread some fresh beauty bark on your plant beds.

Sandy Nelson
Olympia Realtor®, GRI, ASP, Built Green
360-789-7505
www.SandyNelsonRealEstate.com

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Nancy Timberlake
RE/MAX Shoreline - Portland, ME
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So easy to make a difference.  Thanks!

Jun 01, 2010 12:52 AM #1
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Curb appeal starts the love affair with a home!     Just a great start!

Jun 01, 2010 01:46 AM #2
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Curb appeal is the same as a first impression and you want it to be a positively MEMORABLE one!  Great list--although I have to say I am not a fan of solar lights on sidewalks--I prefer uplighting of the trees but, then again, most buyers are shopping during the daylight hours anyway, right?!

Jun 01, 2010 02:33 PM #3
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Gabe - Awhile back I went on a listing appointment, for a couple who were divorcing.  The front of the home had been neglected, with dry and tall grass, and debris on the front porch, and an unsightly appearing front door!  While walking through the house, I made notes about little cosmetic things that would spruce the house up.  I focused most on the front of the house (curb appeal).  I gave the list to the sellers, and asked how long it would take them to accomplish the items on the list.  When they responded, "One week," I took them at their word, but worried they may not be able to get that yard cleaned up so rapidly.

True to their word, they hauled out the old dry landscaping, and put down new sod and plants.  They cleaned the front porch, and stripped and painted the front door.  What a difference that week made.  The house was sold within 4 days.

Jun 02, 2010 12:23 AM #4
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The Scott Loper Team Bux-Mont Premier Properties
Keller Williams Real Estate - Montgomeryville - Lansdale, PA

Hi Gabe,

That is a good start, of course I can think of lots of other suggestions for curb appeal too.  But it is small things that can make a big difference.

~Lisa

Jun 02, 2010 08:26 AM #5
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read my re-blog.

Jun 17, 2015 02:34 AM #6
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Gabe Sanders
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Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hi Nancy, thanks for taking the time to comment it is always appreciated.

Feb 23, 2018 06:36 AM #7
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Gabe Sanders
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Hi Joan, thanks for taking the time to comment it is always appreciated.

Feb 23, 2018 06:36 AM #8
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Hi Debe, thanks for taking the time to comment it is always appreciated.

Feb 23, 2018 06:37 AM #9
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Hi Myrl, thanks for taking the time to comment it is always appreciated.

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Hi Lisa, thanks for taking the time to comment it is always appreciated.

Feb 23, 2018 06:37 AM #11
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