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Home Staging Ideas (Curb Appeal)

June 6, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

Let us start with Curb Appeal. In order to sell your home you must draw that person out of the car, onto the sidewalk and up to the front door and it must look pristine from the street to the doorknob. Here is a list to help you evaluate and make a plan to improve your homes curb appeal.

1.   Can you see your Home? Clean up the landscape clutter.  Any leaves, overgrown shrubs and bushes, or other clutter will detract from your home’s curb appeal. (Hide garbage containers.)

2.   How is the landscaping? Make sure that the grass is watered, edged and mowed.  Add flowers to cheer up the area. (Flower pots near the Front Door will draw people in.)

3.   Clean or paint exterior.  Is it a neutral color? Remember neutral is the key here.  Start with the trim if you can’t paint the whole house, especially around the front door.  It can be as simple as painting the front door a different color.   Replace, paint and at times add shutters.

4.   How is the driveway?  Repair cracks, clean up oil stains and clear everything off.

5.   How is the walkway to the front door defined? Add flowers and clean or add new door hardware.  If the front entry area has a patio, refinish the patio and deck and create a nice  sitting area .

6.   Do you need new exterior lighting fixtures, front door mate, house numbers and mail box?

Curb appeal is the ribbon part of the whole package.  From the curb, a well maintained front yard means a well maintained home.

 

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