Curb Appeal Tips

Curb appeal is becoming quite a buzz word in the real estate and landscaping market. Basically what curb appeal is, is the first impression someone gets of your house from seeing in on the street.

Curb appeal is what makes people take a glance at your house and then want to stop and look at your house again. It's the X-factor in real estate terms.

So how can you give your home great "curb appeal?" Here are a few tips that will get you on your way to improving your homes curb appeal almost instantly.

Keep your yard clean.

We all know the saying "don't judge a book by it's cover". Well that doesn't apply here. The first thing people do is judge your house by the way it looks on the outside and if your yard is full of clutter and debris and is generally messy, this is the impression of your house you are going to give.

What you can do is simple. Remove all the mess, cut the lawn every week or every two weeks, trim the hedges often, water your garden, get rid of all your weeds around the edge of your garden and the curb. Keep your walkway and drive way in good condition.

Give your yard some color.

Adding some color to your yard will make it stand out. No, I don't mean putting large unsightly statues, gnomes or monuments in your yard. Just simple things like flowers. If you live in the south, make sure you get flowers that actually flower most of the year.

Make your yard look bigger then it is.

Size is a big factor in what people think of a yard. Even if your yard is small, you can still make it look bigger then what it really is by keeping it simple. Get rid of big cluttery plants and overgrown shrubs. Make your yard look clean and crisp.


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