Creating Curb Appeal for Your Home

Creating Curb Appeal for Your Home
by Hal James

Ironically, we always seem to get our homes in the best possible shape right before we go ahead and sell them. If you are thinking about selling, improvements can make the deal go down. Here are some low cost options.

Many people are afraid to even consider sprucing up their homes for fear that their bank account will be emptied within a matter of weeks. Well, this does not have to be the case if you just pay attention to a few key things. To begin, the first point of contention is always the yard.

You may have heard the expression curb appeal before, but do you know how simple it can be to improve it? Those homes that have litter, boats, cars, and unkempt bushes in the front of the house will scare people away almost instantly. Thus, the first step towards fixing up your home is to grab a bag.

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Go around the outside of your house collecting any pieces of garbage, clipping all shrubs, and removing anything that does not belong there. Then, make a point to remove any large vehicle (boat, car) from the front of your yard. Place it in the garage or in storage.

You can take one extra step to go the extra mile. Have a friend come over to the property. Have them walk around the house and point out anything that looks odd or negative. Do not get angry at them! Listen and make changes.

Now look for banged up elements of your home. The floor boards around walls usually need some work. From vacuums slamming into them to other items pounding them, they get dinged up. Buyers will look, so get them into good shape.

There is a gray area between an antique and something old. If you have doubts regarding one of the things in your home, update it. This is particularly true for kitchens and bathrooms. Appliances and fixtures are good places to start.

Now that you know what to fix, you can easily start working on your home. Of course, the best part about all of these suggestions is that they should not cost a bundle. Get the most bang for your buck. Remember to focus upon those things that can be seen, and always pick up the front of the home before listing it.

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