5 Ways to Boost Curb Appeal on a Budget

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Real Estate Agent with John Roberts Realty

5 Ways to Boost Curb Appeal on a Budget

It pays to make the first impression a lasting one. Here are 5 tips which will not break the bank:

  1. Update the front door. Replacing an outdated door can be just what your home needs. This simple change can go a long way in changing the appearance of your home. If your door doesn’t need to be replaced, adding a pop of color can make for a bright change.
  2. Spruce up the landscaping. Landscaping is one of the first things people notice walking up to a house. Give your home a quick face lift by cleaning up your yard, mowing the lawn, trimming bushes, and keeping your steps clean.
  3. Freshen up the paint. New paint has the power to totally transform the look of your house in less time and for less cash than any other remodeling project. A new coat of paint will also protect your home from the sun, wind, and rain.
  4. Shed light on your home. Make your home more inviting by adding some soft lighting outside. Highlight pathways and trees with landscape lighting. This not only improves safety, but also has a dramatic effect on your home’s nighttime appeal.
  5. Keep up with maintenance. Nothing looks worse from the curb than crooked gutters, broken shutters, missing bricks from the front steps, or peeling paint. Simply refastening gutters, replacing bricks, and straightening your shutters can go a long way in boosting your home’s curb appeal.
     
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Comments (13)

Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Pat, Great blog for sellers to learn from to make their home sell faster.  Can I reblog it in a week or two?

 

Oct 06, 2021 08:30 AM
Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

Will, yes please share. Thanks so much. I hope you have a great afternoon.

Oct 06, 2021 08:36 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is timely advice to share. Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Oct 06, 2021 08:42 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

When I go for a listing many times I will ask the seller to have a budget to do things to increase curb appeal.  I explain a few hundred dollars of expense can add thousands to the selling price.  Thanks for sharing!

Oct 06, 2021 10:29 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Pat, excellent post, and like I always say to my sellers - when you have your home listed it should be the BEST looking home on the block! 

Oct 06, 2021 03:40 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Great tips Pat! Sellers are well advised to heed your advice

Oct 06, 2021 08:08 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Pat - while it may seem obvious to those of us who have been "around" real estate for a while, many still don't understand the importance of curb appeal and making those first impressions count.  And some of those "fixes" don't need to break the bank.  

Oct 07, 2021 03:29 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Pat,  Thanks for sharing this information.  It is always important to have that great curb appeal - much better when it can be done on a budget.

Oct 10, 2021 08:58 PM
Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

Roy, thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great weekend.

Oct 15, 2021 09:45 AM
Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

Dick, this is a good idea for your seller's. Thanks for stopping by I hope you enjoy your weekend.

Oct 15, 2021 09:46 AM
Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

Joan, I am with you having the best looking home on the market is great advice. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy your weekend.

Oct 15, 2021 09:47 AM
Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

Rocky, thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy your weekend.

Oct 15, 2021 09:47 AM
Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

Michael, I am with you. I always tell my seller's it is all about making the first impression a lasting one. Have a great weekend.

Oct 15, 2021 09:48 AM