Improving Your Curb Appeal

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Curb Appeal

l Power wash the outside of the house. If you have loose, peeling, cracking paint, you’ll need to have the place painted.

l Power wash the windows outside and clean them on the inside.

l Clean out gutters and replace if they’re rusty, bent or look old and in disrepair.

l Rake up leaves and dead vegetation and dispose of it.

l Keep the lawn mowed throughout the sales process. Make sure sidewalks and walkways are edged neatly.

l Get rid of weeds, dandelions and grass growing up through the driveway or sidewalks.

l Trim trees so that no limbs are touching the roof.

l Put bikes, skateboards and scooters in the garage.

l Trim back unruly, unkempt bushes.

l Install low-wattage ground lights along the front walkway.

l Plant bright-colored flowers and keep them watered and looking beautiful. Remove wilted dead blooms religiously.

l Give your front door a fresh coat of paint or replace it.

l Replace the mailbox.

l Apply large, clearly visible house numbers to the front of your house.

l Keep garbage barrels in the garage out of sight.

l Power wash your deck or patio and sand and stain if necessary.