Low-Cost Ways To Spruce Up The Exterior of Your Home

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Ellis Property Investments

Your home can become more appealing for you and potential buyers by using these low-cost tips:


  1. Trim bushes so they don’t block windows or architectural details.

  2. Mow your lawn, and turn on the sprinklers for 30 minutes before the showing to make the lawn sparkle.

  3. Put a pot of bright flowers (or a small evergreen in winter) on your porch.

  4. Install new doorknobs on your front door.

  5. Repair any cracks in the driveway.

  6. Edge the grass around walkways and trees.

  7. Keep your garden tools and hoses out of sight.

  8. Clear toys from the lawn.

  9. Buy a new mailbox.

 10. Upgrade your outside lighting.

 11. Buy a new doormat for the outside of your front door.

 12. Clean your windows, inside and outside.

 13. Polish or replace your house numbers.

 14. Place a seasonal wreath on your door.


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Comments (5)

Jeana Cowie
RE/MAX Real Estate Limited - Paramus, NJ
Broker Associate, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES

Doretha, I think #12 is so important and is basically just elbow grease.

Oct 13, 2010 04:50 PM
Mario Gattavara
IMPACT California Properties - Oroville, CA
(Lake Oroville Area)

#3 is a great recommendation for anyone with a bland home lacking curb appeal.

Here is one for your list, and inexpensive as well...

#15: Paint your door red! If your homes features will allow of course.

Great tips!

Good luck & success to you Doretha!

Oct 13, 2010 05:03 PM
Jay Schmitt
Keller Williams Keystone Realty - Gettysburg, PA
Gettysburg Real Estate Agent

Great advice, it would be nice if more sellers would take advantage of it.

Oct 13, 2010 05:17 PM
Debra Davis
Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners - Snellville, GA
Realtor - Atlanta, Decatur, Snellville, Loganville

These are some great tips. Thanks for sharing. It's nice to know inexpensive fixes that will benefit your sale.

Oct 13, 2010 05:48 PM
Greg Freeman
Citiwide Real Estate Services - Allen, TX

Very good Tips, and not costly, following your tips are a great start for any seller.

Oct 13, 2010 06:49 PM