Low Cost Tips for Good Curb Appeal

Reblogger Joan Cox
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 DRE# ER40011786

 

When a homeowner is ready to list their home, they usually have a good idea of what items to do prior to it hitting the market.    When you have your home listed, it should be the BEST ON THE BLOCK.   

Debbie Reynolds  has identified the items to prepare a home with excellent curb appeal.  Don't forget to go and comment on her original post.

Original content by Debbie Reynolds TN Broker: 208698

A Little Bit of Money in the Right Places Can Produce Great Returns

Easy curb appeal Fixes

The first showing is now done on the Internet. The second showing is produced when the buyer drives by to check out the neighborhood or schedules a showing to see inside. But what if the real thing is not what it looked like in the pictures?

The curb appeal is vital to get buyers in the front door. Once inside, the real buying takes place. Emotions kick in and discussions about how the buyers will make it their own begin. Here are some low cost curb appeal tips that won't break the bank and assure you that buyers will want to look a little deeper.

 

Make the Front Door Look Fresh

Clean it or apply a fresh coat of paint. It there are dents, fix them. Add new hardware if needed and make sure the key works easily in the lock. If you have a storm or screen door, Make sure it operates correctly and that the screen isn't torn.

Place a Pretty Wreath

Adding a little color with a seasonal wreath will perk up the front entrance and extend a warm greeting. These can be found at your local craft or home improvement store.

 

Planters and Flowers

Spring is at hand so planting a few flowers around the front steps or in planters will brighten the entry. This offers a nice framework to the front door and will show up from the street. No matter the time of year, you can find something in season to put in some natural color.

Check Your Lighting

Porches need good lighting and a pretty fixture is immediately noticed. Solar landscape lighting will give a nice effect, light the pathway and will be appreciated by buyers. 

Clean Your Concrete Walkway, Driveway and Porch

In you have concrete, clean it. Put the children's riding toys away, roll the trash can out of sight. If you have siding, clean it and make it sparkle. Make sure gutters are snug against the house and not full of leaves. Declutter the porch.

Neatly Trimmed Landscaping

Clean out the shrub beds, trim shrubs and mow the lawn. Your shrubbery is not to block the house but enhance it. A rich and thick lawn is noticed by buyers.

An American Flag

I work in a military area and these displays of patriotism are so appreciated. Placing a flag on the front porch or front of the house will make your house stand out. It catches the attention of buyers and sometimes they don't know why.

 

These tips will help get buyers in the front door. Remember the first showing is through the photos you place on the Internet. None of these tips will cost a bunch of money but they are guaranteed to make a difference. Getting buyers in the door is the prerequisite to getting 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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Clarksville, TN 37040

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Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
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Dorie, I was going back over some of her past posts, and found this one, and was so good.

Jun 12, 2018 06:53 AM #11
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
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Doug, glad you liked it.  Debbie did do a great job.

Jun 12, 2018 06:54 AM #12
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
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Sally, anything to spruce up the exterior to catch the eye! 

Jun 12, 2018 06:54 AM #13
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
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Sheila, you are SO right! 

Jun 12, 2018 06:54 AM #14
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Brian England
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Very nice choice for a reblog, we can always count on Debbie Reynolds for great tips!  Curb appeal is very important, buyers need to fall in love with a property from the moment they step out of their car.

Jun 12, 2018 07:03 AM #15
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Lisa Von Domek
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What a great choice for a reblog Joan Cox !  Debbie Reynolds posts should not be missed!

Jun 12, 2018 07:41 AM #16
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Roy Kelley
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Thank you very much, Joan, for sharing this excellent reblog selection.

Jun 12, 2018 08:55 AM #17
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Joan, this is a great reblog and Debbie did an outstanding job on providing curb appeal tips for marketing your home.

Jun 12, 2018 09:05 AM #18
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
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Yellow is a buying color. I don't know where I read it, but somewhere in the 1970s when I started in real estate, I learned that yellow flowers, marigolds, pansies, doesn't matter the type as long as it's yellow, induce buyers to buy.

I mentioned this in an article for the website I used to write for, and every so often get emails from reporters wanting the source of this info, and I just can't recall where I picked it up, but I know this much. It is true.

Jun 12, 2018 11:28 AM #19
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Debbie Reynolds
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Thanks Joan for the reblog. I have had several sellers that needed these low cost tips.

Jun 12, 2018 05:53 PM #20
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Gita Bantwal
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Thank you for reblogging the post. I hope home sellers will read it too and learn 

Jun 13, 2018 03:23 AM #21
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Gabe Sanders
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Thanks for the re-blog, Joan.  Debbie has provided some excellent tips.

Jun 13, 2018 05:47 AM #22
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Joan Cox
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Brian, we can count on Debbie for great posts!

Jun 13, 2018 07:33 PM #23
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
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I so agree Lisa!

Jun 13, 2018 07:34 PM #24
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
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It was a great post Roy!

Jun 13, 2018 07:34 PM #25
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Rebecca, Debbie did a great job with this post and how curb appeal affects a sale.

Jun 13, 2018 07:34 PM #26
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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Elizabeth, I have read that somewhere too, and yellow is a good color.

Jun 13, 2018 07:35 PM #27
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Joan Cox
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Debbie, hope your blog helped them!

Jun 13, 2018 07:36 PM #28
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Joan Cox
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Gita, think homeowners across the Country will benefit by Debbie's post.

Jun 13, 2018 07:36 PM #29
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Joan Cox
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I so agree Gabe.

Jun 13, 2018 07:36 PM #30
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