Curb Appeal Improvements You Need To Fetch Top Dollar for Your Home

Dated: June 9 2021

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1. Tidy up the trim

This one doesn’t take a large budget, just a few DIY skills: Simply walk around the outside of your home and look for areas that could use a quick pick-me-up.

“I suggest you look for any wood rot and replace, then simply recaulk any gaps and finish with a fresh coat of paint with a complementary accent color.”

2. Plan a painting day

You don’t need to splurge on new siding to improve the appearance of your house—in many cases, a few coats of paint can do the trick. “Paint is always the No. 1” 

3. Freshen up the front door

Having an attractive front door can be a serious selling point. Make sure it is freshly stained or painted. Be sure to replace rusted hardware and lights. And don’t forget to think about the path buyers take to the door: 

4. Plant some low-maintenance greenery

It’s a good idea to give your garden a little TLC before you list your home. Add greenery that’s easy to care for. Perennials are a good investment—with nice lines, edging, and squared-off hedges. And don’t forget basic lawn maintenance, weed the garden beds and keep the lawn cut properly.

5. Show the potential for outdoor entertaining

While you’re working outside, look for spaces to entertain, if you don't already.  Replace cushions on patio furniture. Outdoor spaces are extremely popular and have become almost as important as the interior.  Perhaps, add an outdoor fire pit with seating this can easily move a property to the top of the list for potential buyers.

6. Don’t forget the garage

A clean, well-lit garage can help buyers visualize their stuff in your space. At a minimum, start by decluttering the garage (and the shed, if you have one). Add much needed light to the interior garage space by replacing bulbs with bright LED lights, they can provide more light and brighten the space inside in a dark garage.

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Cynthia Calvillo

As a Professional Real Estate Agent, my commitment to you, is to work hard for you. Passion, discipline, respect and integrity are the guiding principles in which I serve my clients. Attention to ever....