10 Easy Staging Tips for Curb Appeal

No matter the price, area, or type of house - basic curb appeal can set the scene to attracting buyers to a property. The majority of home buyers look online or drive by before contacting an realtor. As a result, the outside of the home is always a major selling point.

The decision to buy starts when the buyers step out of their car in front of the property. Prospects will imagine what their friends and family will think when they drive up.

The following are 10 simple steps to make the most of your curb appeal:
  • Make sure the lawn is mowed and the landscaping is pristine. Keep your gardens neat and healthy, and repair visible damage.
  • Clear the yard. Remove any visible trash cans, toys, tools, rusted outdoor furniture, old lumber, or yard debris.
  • Paint the trim and touch up concrete steps to freshen the look.
  • Freshen up the front door with some paint, repair screens and screen doors.
  • Buy a new and colorful welcome mat at the front door.
  • Place a bright and cheery plant to the side of the front door.
  • Replace the old brass doorknob and lock with brushed nickel.
  • Make sure the street numbers are polished, in place, and easy to see, even if this requires some major shrub or flower trimming. If your street numbers are painted on the curb, repaint them.
  • Replace that old, rusty mailbox in favor of a sleek, modern one. If your mailbox is attached to the house, replace it to match new hardware on the front door handle.
  • Wash all of your windows inside and out. The sparkle will show even if not immediately, the eye picks up every detail.
Curb appeal is super important when buyers are first starting to make decisions about which properties they want to see with an real estate agent. These simple changes will differentiate your property from others on the same street or nearby.