9 Curb Appeal MUSTS!

Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Gold RS282296

You don't want a potential buyer drive by your home for sale and decide it looks messy outside so the inside will probably be, too! Here are some tips to help you get it in tip-top shape!

Original content by Wayne Zuhl 0790808
Potential buyers drive past your home all the time. The more often the take notice and call an agent to show the home, the more likely you are to get an offer. Convince them to take notice by using these 10 tips for great curb appeal.
  1. Your front yard must be immaculately landscaped. The lawn must be cut and trimmed neatly, preferably on the diagonal. The border between your plantings and lawn must be neat.
  2. Sweep the sidewalks, pathways and front porch daily. Put out a new colorful welcome mat. In autumn, leaves must be removed daily. In winter, snow and ice must be removed daily.  
  3. Your front yard plantings should be neat and attractive. No weeds. No dead branches. New mulch. Plant bright yellow flowers because the color yellow sells.
  4. Paint your front door so it looks clean and bright.  Buy new hardware for the front door, including a new mailbox.
  5. Wash the windows in the front of the house. Be sure that there are neat and clean window treatments in the windows. 
  6. The light fixtures in the front of your house must be in working condition and should provide soft lighting to all walkways and stairs without causing a glare. Take down the fixture and clean it, or replace it.
  7. Be sure your house number is easily visible.
  8. Power wash the front of the house to remove dirt.
  9. Maintain a neat and clean place for your garbage cans, preferably out of view on the side of the house.

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Sharon Sapp, CDPE, GRI, e-Pro Realtor® and CGRN® Specialist

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Comments (5)

Kathy Stoltman
Balboa Real Estate - Ventura, CA
Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793

Sharon, it is so true that curb appeal instantly conveys to the buyers an emotion to the property that may or may not be reversed by the interior.

Jan 13, 2013 01:16 AM
Sharon Sapp
Century 21 Gold - Reading, PA
For Old Fashioned Service with Today's Results!

You're so right, Kathy. I've had buyers I've driven to a showing that wanted to cancel after just looking at the outside of a home.

Jan 13, 2013 01:20 AM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Thanks for the re-blog, Sharon!

Jan 13, 2013 04:08 AM
Sharon Sapp
Century 21 Gold - Reading, PA
For Old Fashioned Service with Today's Results!

It was wll written and direct to the point! Thanks for blogging it for me to reblog. Worth repeating over and over!

Jan 13, 2013 04:13 AM
Charles Stallions Property Manager
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pace, FL
Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management

All great points and will help a house to sell in all markets. A seller would be wise to look this over and prepare.

Jan 13, 2013 09:55 AM