How To Add Maximum Curb Appeal To Your Home

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Schmitt

When you're looking to sell your home, the exterior is just as important as the interior. You are much more likely to get that offer you want by taking care of your home. The following article will give you some great tips to enhance the look of your home and add maximum curb appeal.


Take a look around your front and back yard to ensure it is in great shape. Potential buyers will be looking at the overall appearance and will most likely not overlook grass that hasn't been mowed, weeds that weren't pulled or any other landscaping issues. Buyers are looking for properties that are move-in condition without having to worry about the outside curb appeal.


The outside of the house should be in tip top shape. If the paint is chipping or there are areas that need a touch up, paint the entire exterior of the house. By choosing to paint it again, it can make the house feel fresh and new. This is especially important if your home is in a higher end neighborhood.


If there are any obvious issues with the outer structure of the house, make sure that you fix it. For example, stairs and awnings are probably the most easily noticed. Always ensure that decks are well supported and won't cause any accidents. If anything sticks out at you, make sure you fix it before listing the house!


Fencing is a turn on for most potential home buyers. However, fencing that is old, broken or worn is a really big turn off. Make sure you repair any issues with fencing and if it is wooden, paint over it with a fresh coat of paint. A nice fence can really add to the overall curb appeal.


If you don't already have a garden, make one. Purchase some affordable perennials and plant them outside. Place them in easy to notice spots and create a focal point by mixing colors. Potential buyers will easily appreciate how nice the flowers look.


The windows around your home should be clean. Buyers are going to be looking at the windows and it is a real turn off when there are dead bugs, spiderwebs and fingerprints on the glass. Use a spray on window cleaner and vacuum up any dead bugs.


There are so many easy and cost effective things you can do to ensure your home has maximum curb appeal. Potential buyers will greatly appreciate all the extra perks you're providing with your home. Use what you have just learned to give your home that extra selling boost!


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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for sharing the great tips. I hope sellers will read it.

Oct 23, 2012 05:06 AM #1
Betsy Schuman Dodek
Washington Fine Properties - Washington DC Area Real Estate - Potomac, MD

Nice checklist! Some sellers spend all their time on the interior but forget that buyers won't walk in the front door if it doesn't appeal to them!


Oct 23, 2012 05:14 AM #2
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Pat & Curt - Thank you for sharing detailed information about how to add maximum curb appeal to yout home.

Oct 23, 2012 07:19 AM #3
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