Easy Curb Appeal Fixes That Won't Break the Bank

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You Don't Have to Spend a Fortune to Grab the Buyers' Attention

Easy curb appeal FixesWe all know that curb appeal gets buyers in the front door. Once they are inside the home may grab them and they may make an offer. So what can a seller do to get that curb appeal that won't break the bank?


Spiff Up the Front Door

Clean, fresh paint on the front door is like wearing clean, polished shoes. You will be judged. Clean your door first and then add a new coat of paint. Even try a new color. It is okay to be a little bold and catch a little attention but make sure it compliments the rest of the outside. If you have time, you may want to touch up the shutters too. Make sure the hardware looks in good condition and if not replace it. This is a small investment but will make a world of difference.

A Pretty Wreath

Adding a touch of seasonal color will perk up the front entrance and extend greetings to your prospective home buyers and make them feel welcome. You can find one at a local craft or home improvement store.


Planters and Flowers

Add flowers to your planters and containers and mulch beds. This bit of color will make your home stand out at the curb. Everyone loves flowers and the care and accent they give to the home. Keep them watered and dead blooms pinched back.

Good Lighting

Make sure you have good lighting on the front porch. If that means you need to replace the fixture, do it. Adding some solar landscape lighting will give a nice effect also. 

Clean Your Walkway, Drive and Porch

A little power washing can make a world of difference and make them look like new. The outside elements leave dirt and grime behind and over time they discolor and make these look dingy. If you don't have a power washer, rent one or use a power nozzle on your garden hose and some cleaner. It will be worth it.

Don't Forget the Landscaping

Clean out the shrub beds, trim shrubs and mow the lawn. While you are selling be diligent and do not let it get overgrown and tall. Everyone loves a neat and well-cared for lawn.

Consider Flying a Flag

It works in my area and may in yours too. Flying an American flag looks good and grabs attention. It's not just for patriotic holidays either.


These easy curb appeal fixes won't break the bank. Many you can do yourself or with a little help from your friends. The investment will pay off with getting home buyers in the front door with a smile on their faces and an open mind. Who knows, the next step may be an offer.


For Clarksville TN Real Estate and more advice on selling your home, contact Debbie Reynolds, Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent at 931-320-6730.

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  4. Gabe Sanders 03/30/2016 04:00 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Debbie. You're given lots of good advice for anyone considering selling in the future. Very well done post!

Mar 27, 2016 08:12 PM #8
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Debbie. The inside will not matter if the outside is not inviting! Enjoy you day!

Mar 27, 2016 08:24 PM #9
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is very good advice for home sellers. We just had some masonry work done to make our front entrance more attractive.

Mar 27, 2016 08:26 PM #10
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Debbie.  Great list.  As you said it doesn't take a lot of money to have great curb appeal.

Mar 27, 2016 08:28 PM #11
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Great advice, Debbie.  Buyers who have that great first impression will be much more likely to like the rest of the home.

Mar 27, 2016 08:34 PM #12
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I love the post. I will share it with others. Thank you for the tips.

Mar 27, 2016 10:03 PM #13
Maria Gilda Racelis
Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington - Manchester, CT
Home Ownership is w/in Reach. We Make it Happen!

Good Morning Debbie,

These are pointers that should be followed as they are cheap and are proven to be effective.

Great job putting them together,

Mar 27, 2016 10:24 PM #14
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

CLEAN CLEAN CLEAN is the magic word! When a house sparkles, buyers can see it better.  A few plants and a beautiful front door are also welcome signs!

Mar 27, 2016 10:58 PM #15
Dianne Goode
Raleigh Cary Realty - Raleigh, NC

Good advice!  My stager always recommends two containers with colorful flowers on either side of the steps or front door.  Most of the time, the front door needs painting, too, and sometimes new hardware.  First impressions matter.

Mar 27, 2016 11:18 PM #16
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Debbie. This is wonderful. Some time and a little effort is worth the investment.

Mar 27, 2016 11:29 PM #17
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

Great ideas Debbie. As Realtors, we don't want buyers to dismiss an opportunity because they won't get out of the car...

Mar 27, 2016 11:59 PM #18
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Debbie, this is an excellent list and you're right there are lots of things sellers can do very inexpensively to make their homes curb appeal a 10.

Mar 28, 2016 12:52 AM #19
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Debbie - Excellent advice for sellers who want to make a great first impression - it's an investment with big returns.

Featured in BananaTude!


Mar 28, 2016 01:31 AM #20
Dana Tapia
Re/Max of Orange Beach - Orange Beach, AL
Gulf Coast Real Estate Professionals

Your list is great advice for any seller, Debbie.  Have a great week! 

Mar 28, 2016 01:59 AM #21
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I like the flag idea. The 2 that work great here in San Diego are: American Flag due to us being a military town and in certain neighborhoods, the Gay Pride Flag flies abundantly and helps sales in those areas; CA and especially San Diego being very GLBT friendly.

Mar 28, 2016 04:10 AM #22
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Debbie Reynolds ,  Very nice blog.  Everyone likes to have a nice looking home and save money too.  They may even gat a better offer on the home.

Mar 28, 2016 04:23 AM #23
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Buyers sense that if the outside is not kept well, the inside may not be much better.  I have had clients not want to get out of the car because the outside was rough

Mar 28, 2016 10:05 AM #24
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

These are all easy and inexpensive ideas that will payoff big. Great post, Debbie. 

Mar 28, 2016 10:55 AM #25
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


I stopped back to bookmark post.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Mar 28, 2016 11:37 AM #26
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Thank you all for the support and the good comments.

Mar 28, 2016 02:08 PM #27
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