EASY WAYS TO IMPROVE CURB APPEAL

Reblogger Karen Steed
Real Estate Agent with Tallapoosa, Bremen, Waco, Buchanan, Temple, Carrollton Licensed in GA & AL

Although we are still in the drab months of winter, spring will be here soon, and it's never too early to improve the curb appeal of a home you have for sale or are thinking of putting on the market this spring.  The following article has some great easy tips.

Original content by Dan McGuire
  1. Walk across the street and look at your overall landscape.
     
    1. Are shrubs trimmed neatly?  Windows and doors shouldn't be overshadowed by overgrown bushes.
    2. Clear your entry, sidewalk, and plant beds of leaves and debris.
    3. Add a new layer of attractive mulch to all planting areas.
    4. Are there bare spots or weeds in the lawn?  Your local garden supplier can tell you the best way to remedy this problem.
    5. Hardscape (bird feeders or houses, simple water features, statuary) can add warmth and character to an otherwise drab terrain.
       
  2. Make your front door more appealing with a fresh coat of paint or stain and new hardware. 
     
  3. Speaking of hardware, install new light fixtures on both sides of your door and change your old, scratched house number plates with shiny new ones.
     
  4. Consider shutters or awnings to dress up your windows.
     
  5. Well placed, low voltage landscape lighting is fairly inexpensive and will dramatically enhance your home when the sun goes down.
     

 

Dan McGuire LSA

Hough & Guidice Realty Rose-Lynn, Inc.

99-27 Route 25A

Shoreham, NY  11786

cell#: 631-807-1939

Fax: 631-821-2960

E-Mail: McGuirehg@yahoo.com

www.easternlongislandhomes.com

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Joan Valverde
HomeSmart Realty - Colorado Springs, CO
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Karen,  Thank you for the re post on this,  I missed it the first time, and he does have some good pointers.  Always something to think about with spring around the corner.

Jan 20, 2011 01:37 PM #1
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Karen Steed

Hi Joan

Thanks for the comment.  In today's market, curb appeal is more important than ever.

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