Give Your Curb Appeal A Boost

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Group Ottawa


  1. DRIVE WAY -  Is it all cracked and not so black?  Maybe it’s time to think about having it refreshed.  Get a quote – it might be cheaper than you think. If you want to refresh it yourself – google how to do it RIGHT – new sealer will not stick to oil.
  2. WHERE IS THE SIDEWALK – When walkways, sideways and driveways are hidden by grass and weeds it’s time to take out those tools and manicure your front lawn.  Nothing more attractive than a green lawn.
  3. PLANTS, SHRUBS, TREES – all add to the curb appeal.  It’s more cost effective to plant perennials than annuals but if you want to add a little more colour to your curb appeal and few boxes of annuals will go a long way.  Keep you shrubs and trees trimmed -  you want the buyers to see the house from the street.
  4. GUTTERS – Clean and scrub.  No need for buyers to see plants growing out of the gutters.  While cleaning, check for leaking joints.  If you find any, apply some waterproof caulking.
  5. WINDOWS – Wash them inside and out and remove any heavy drapes – let the light in.
  6. DOORS – Does your front door blend with the brick/siding/wood – If yes, pick a colour that makes your house stand out.  Add new hardware. Make it a WOW!
  7. FRONT DOOR LIGHT FIXTURE – If it’s still the old light fixture that was there when you purchased your home – it’s time to change it.  If it’s newer, dust and wash it.
  8. MAILBOX – Your mailbox should be clean, painted or changed.
  9. BACK AND SIDE YARDS – Walk around your house and trim shrubs, cutback plants, clean-up remember that buyers will be walking around the house  and you DO want them to be impressed.

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Irene Bilinski, ASA
Bilingual Sales Representative

RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Group Ottawa

Direct (613) 858-1151
Office (613) 590-3000

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Matthew Klinowski, PA
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Irene, great suggestions on improving your curb appeal.  You are right, you only get one chance to make a good first impression.  Have a great Sunday.

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