Selling Your Home? Enhance Your Curb Appeal

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Ways to Enhance Your Curb Appeal


Wash the windows outside and clean them on the inside. Remove debris and cobwebs—these will make windows look dull.

Clean out gutters and replace if they’re rusty, bent or look old and in disrepair.

Rake up leaves and clear dead vegetation.

Trim back unruly, unkempt bushes.

Keep the lawn mowed throughout the sales process. Make sure sidewalks and walkways are edged neatly.

Get rid of weeds, dandelions and grass growing up through the driveway or sidewalks.

Trim trees so that no limbs are touching the roof.

Replace loose roof shingles.

If you have a basketball hoop, replace the net if it’s torn, dingy or worn.

Keep the walkway to the house, the driveway and sidewalk in front of the house swept.

Plant bright-colored flowers and keep them watered and looking beautiful.

Give your front door a fresh coat of paint or replace it. 

Replace the door’s hardware and knob if needed.

Paint or stain your wood fences and repair any broken fencing.

Apply large, clearly visible house numbers to the front of your house.

Keep garbage cans out of sight.

Secure any loose railings and boards on your deck, and power wash or stain if necessary.

Consider staging the outside of the house as well as the inside with comfortable patio furniture, potted flowers or plants.

Remove wasp nests, behives and ant hills.