How Can I Inexpensively Increase A San Jose, Calif. Home's Curb Appeal

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How Can I Inexpensively Increase A San Jose, Calif. Home's Curb Appeal?

by Michelle Carr Crowe, Cupertino real estate agent selling San Jose homes

You can dramatically improve your Silicon Valley home's curb appeal with these 3 tips: de-clutter, clean & brighten. Think of your home's exterior as a present. You want a buyer to be so excited about the exterior they can't wait to see the inside.

Curb appeal before

1) De-Clutter: Remove anything that doesn't add to the right image of your home. Sell junk cars-or at least arrange to park them elsewhere. Get a dumpster and throw out anything that doesn't work or add beauty to the yard.

2) Clean: Professionally power wash your home, gutters, walkways, driveways and sidewalks. If it's a corner home, power wash the entire corner. Do not do it yourself. Yes, you DO want your home to look better than the neighbors.

curb appeal after

3) Brighten: Touch-up (or change) trim & door color and add flowers, bark and rocks to finish and frame the exterior. Think BIG plants, not little ones. You are looking for impact. Five blossoming boughianvillea properly placed can make a huge difference in the effect. Colorful (not white) hanging plants make for a cheerful look.

Sometimes a home needs new sod, decorative fencing or other exterior staging to create the desired effect. However, the three tips above will definitely increase the curb appeal of San Jose, Calif. homes for sale.

Remember, the exterior of your home is an invitation to potential buyers-make sure it is fresh, clean and welcoming.

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Michelle C. Carr-Crowe and the Get Results Team (established by the late legendary Silicon Valley super agent Judy Carr) are known as the "Lynbrook and Cupertino Schools Experts." Coaching clients to success is Michelle's passion, making her and her team creative catalysts for positive change in people's lives. She is a Silicon Valley-based multi-million dollar real estate consultant, author, coach and trainer who works by referral only.

Her designations have included: Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR), Accredited Consultant of Real Estate (ACRE), Accredited Luxury Home Specialist (ALHS)Accredited Staging Professional (ASP)Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE),  Property Marketing Expert (PME), Real Estate CyberSpace Specialist (RECS), and Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES).

Michelle is an internationally-published freelance writer with over 1,200 traditional articles in print and online, co-author of two books on Silicon Valley-specific real estate as well as over 68,000 blog posts on Blogger, ActiveRain, Examiner, FaceBook, Realtor, Trulia, RealBird and others. She enjoys reading, traveling, animals, nature, family, dancing, staging, consulting, coaching and praying. Check out her blog at or visit her online at or For RE$ult$ ... Just Call ... (408) 252-8900.



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