10 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO INCREASE YOUR CURB APPEAL

Dated: June 30 2023

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As a home seller, you get one chance to make a great first impression!

Here are 10 ways to increase your curb appeal and make a lasting impression on potential buyers:

1. Enhance the landscaping: Maintain a well-manicured lawn, trim trees and shrubs, and add color with flowers and plants to create a visually appealing front yard.
Not into yardwork? Invest in professional landscaping services. 

2. Pressure wash: Use a pressure washer to clean the exterior of your home.  Over time, dirt, grime and mold can accumulate on siding, in brick and cover driveways & walkways.  This has the potential to make your property look dull and unappealing. Pressure washing not only removes these unsightly elements but also revitalizes the color and texture of the exterior surfaces, giving your home a fresh and well-maintained look. 

3. Upgrade the front door: Consider replacing or refinishing your front door to create a focal point. A stylish and well-maintained entry door can significantly enhance the overall curb appeal.

4. Maintain the driveway and walkways: Repair any cracks or damage in your driveway and walkways. After pressure washing consider sealing the surfaces for a polished look.

5. Install outdoor lighting: Proper outdoor lighting not only adds a sense of security but also enhances the aesthetic appeal of your home. Use strategically placed lighting fixtures to highlight architectural features and pathways.

6. Clean windows and gutters: Dirty windows and clogged gutters can make your home look neglected. Regularly clean the windows to ensure they sparkle, and clear out the gutters to maintain a well-maintained appearance.

7. Add decorative elements: Consider adding tasteful decorative elements such as window boxes, shutters, or a porch swing that complement the style of your home. These additions can create an inviting atmosphere.

8. Upgrade the house numbers and mailbox: Replace outdated or worn-out house numbers and mailbox to give your home a modern and polished look. Opt for clear and visible numbers that are easy to read from the street.

9. Repair or replace the roof: A damaged or aged roof can be a major deterrent for potential buyers. Repair any issues, such as loose shingles or leaks, and consider replacing the roof if it's nearing the end of its lifespan.

10. Clean and declutter the exterior: Remove any clutter, such as toys, tools, or personal items, from the yard.  A clean and clutter-free exterior makes a significant difference in curb appeal.

Remember, first impressions matter, and by implementing these curb appeal enhancements, you can significantly increase the attractiveness and desirability of your home.

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Susie Stewart

Welcome! I'm Susie - Your Lexington & Central Kentucky REALTORĀ®. I work with Buyers, Sellers, Builders & Investors to achieve their Real Estate goals. My job is to consult, educate & negotiate. As ....

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