Archive for April, 2015

Curb Appeal On A Budget

By: Opha Phillips

Before listing your home, the first area to examine is the exterior of your home.  Most buyers will decide within the first few minutes how they feel about a property based upon its exterior appearance, so below are some budget-friendly tips to spruce up your curb appeal:

Paint the Front Door and Shutters

Put a fresh coat of paint on the front door and shutters.  This will draw a buyer’s eyes to the newness of the paint and distract attention from other areas that may need touching up.

Freshen up Landscaped Areas and Add a Pop of Color

Weed flower beds, trim bushes and hedges, and plant colorful flowers to make landscaped areas look fresh and vibrant.

Remove Lawn Ornaments

Lawn ornaments can sometimes be distracting to a buyer.  Remember, you want a potential buyer to imagine this is their home from the minute they arrive on the property.

Clean Windows Inside and Out

Cleaning all windows will allow a buyer to see straight through to the inside of a property and give the home a clean and inviting presence.

Mow and Edge the Lawn

Keep the lawn mowed and edged on a regular basis to give your home a well-manicured, professional look and feel.


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