Checklist: Increase Curb Appeal

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First impressions make all the difference. What would someone think of your home at a glance? Chances are that whoever ends up buying your home will drive by at least once when making the decision. Following is a list of updates to make your home appealing upon first glimpse:

• Replace or paint the front door.

  • Touch up or repaint the home's exterior.
  • Make sure railings are sturdy and freshly painted.
  • Replace old, aluminum windows with new energy efficient vinyl or wood windows.
  • Clean windows.
  • Straighten or replace loose or bent gutters.
  • Fix loose shutters.
  • Make sure house numbers are easy to read.
  • Paint or replace mailbox.
  • Mulch flowerbeds and around shrubs.
  • Keep grass trimmed and yard clear of toys and debris.
  • Prune overgrown bushes and trees.
  • Add a potted plant or flower boxes to the front entrance.
  • Make sure the doorbell works and the doorknocker is polished.
  • Make sure the front of your home is lighted and appealing at night.
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