Curb Appeal

Selling

Curb Appeal

  • Power wash the outside of the house. If you have loose, peeling, cracking paint, you’ll need to have the place painted.
  • Power wash the windows outside and clean them on the inside.
  • Clean out gutters and replace if they’re rusty, bent or look old and in disrepair.
  • Rake up leaves and dead vegetation and dispose of it.
  • 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.
  • Put bikes, skateboards and scooters in the garage.
  • Trim back unruly, unkempt bushes.
  • Install low-wattage ground lights along the front walkway.
  • Plant bright-colored flowers and keep them watered and looking beautiful. Remove wilted dead blooms religiously.
  • Give your front door a fresh coat of paint or replace it.
  • Replace the mailbox.
  • Apply large, clearly visible house numbers to the front of your house.
  • Keep garbage barrels in the garage out of sight.
  • Power wash your deck or patio and sand and stain if necessary.