We all know that you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. The same can be said of your home. The attractiveness of a home and property from the street or sidewalk is called Curb Appeal. It is the first impression a buyer gets of a home for sale. When sellers pay attention to their home’s curb appeal buyers want to venture inside. Luckily, there are some simple ways home owners can add curb appeal to their property. I am sharing some of my favorite ways to kick up the curb appeal and attract more buyers.

What is Curb Appeal

A Door to Adore

A front door should welcome buyers home. Painting or replacing a front door can go a long way. A quart of paint in a rich color or new door can transform the entire entryway. This applies to garage doors as well. Make sure to polish or replace hardware and rid entrances of cobwebs, dirt, and debris.

You’ve Got Mail

If your mailbox looks like it’s gone into battle with a snowplow then it’s time for a replacement. Choose a mailbox that goes with your property’s style and color scheme, and spruce up any landscaping surrounding the post.


Power-washing will do wonders for a home that looks grimy or dull. Weather can be harsh on a home’s exterior, including windows, so a thorough cleaning will make it shine again.

Paint a Pretty Picture

Touch-up paint, trim, and deck stain. If your home is in need of more than mere touch-ups, an entire exterior paint job may be in order. This can have a dramatic positive effect on your home.

Tree Trimming

Overgrown trees, bushes, and shrubbery must be cut down to size. They should enhance your home’s attractiveness by nicely framing the property. Not only are overgrown greens unsightly, but they can also cause damage to the exterior of your home and garage.

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Arrange beautiful flowers in contrasting pots and planters to create an instant garden anywhere. Think about adding a container garden like this to your deck, patio, or that barren area in your yard. It’s a quick, inexpensive way to add colorful curb appeal.

Blanket of Grass, Bed of Flowers

It is important to have a beautifully manicured lawn. Tend to any brown patches, pull weeds, and maintain edging. Add mulch under shrubs, trees, and flower beds. The addition of new flowers to existing flowers beds will result in a pretty and robust look.

Light the Way Home

Install lighting along your walkway. Buyers will often drive by at night to see how a home looks. A lit walkway, along with additional garage and entryway lighting, adds a warm glow and sense of security to the property.

great curb appeal leaves a lasting impression on home buyers.




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