Is Your Home Dressed to Impress? Spring is here! Is your front yard putting its best foot forward in Curb Appeal? Whether you are home staging in Austin for a sale or sprucing up in general, here is – what I have named “The Top Ten List for Curb Appeal” to help you get started! Thank you Debra B. Albert PA, a Keller Williams’ Agent out of Port Lucie, Florida for her Active Rain.com/blog dated 4/03/2013. If you are interested in following Debra she can be found at http://activerain.com/dalbert. It is straight to the point and who doesn’t love a Realtor who understands the importance of Staging!!
I have tweaked a little but the basics are the same – Here is The Top Ten for Curb Appeal list:
1] Clean your driveway – power-wash drive & house, if needed. I would add making a trip to your local hardware/DIY store and pick up some spot remover for any residue of grease in your drive [if you happen to have some sawdust, this works as well].
2] For those of you who still have actual mailboxes on your front porch or at the end of your front yard, be sure they are clean [refresh with coat of paint or replace if worn]; are your front porch lights working and glass sparkling?
3] Hardware on front door polished & working or does it need replaced?
4] Are your house numbers easy to read from the street?
5] Are front & garage doors clean? Do they need to be painted? The Texas sun can be harsh on paint.
6] Clean out the gutters and downspouts!
7] Pull weeds in flower beds and around trees. If need be, plant some flowers or plants to brighten up the yard.
8] Is your garage in need of organization? Mowers clean? Shovels clean? My husband is a freak about spraying mower and shovels clean after use….Me, not so much….But if your house is going on market and folks will be touring, please give them a clean organized garage to view.
9] Is the BBQ grill clean? Nothing else to be said about this one!
10] Lastly, what is the furniture saying on your front porch or patios? New cushions are a fairly inexpensive update and the cost of a can of spray paint goes a long way on those pieces of metal furniture.
I hope you enjoy these tips! Thanks again Debra!