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Simple Tips to Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal

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What is Curb Appeal?

Is the attractiveness of your home from the “Curb” and what will ultimately entice potential buyers to view the inside of your home.

Simple Tips to Improve your Home’s Curb Appeal 

Lawn and Gardens – Be sure your lawn is cut and trimmed regularly.  Rake leaves and pick up branches or twigs that have fallen from the trees.  Clear out weeds from the garden, add some bright colored flowers or shrubs.  Lay mulch to give a finished landscaped look. 

Front  Door and Porch – Your front entrance should be warm and inviting.  The front door should be clean and if it needs a fresh coat of paint, try using a strong accent color that blends nicely with the exterior colors of your home.  Consider adding an attractive wreath to the door and a pot of flowers on the porch.  If the exterior lights are outdated or in need of repair, replace them with the current trend of lighting fixtures.

Driveway – Make sure your driveway is in good condition.  If it is paved, consider adding a top coat of sealer.

Rear Yard and Patio/Deck – Your rear yard and Patio or Deck should be neat and tidy.  Power wash the patio or deck and be sure that the deck is in good condition.  If you have a wood deck, repair or replace any broken boards and consider painting or staining it.  Adding pots of flowers around the deck or patio will give it more appeal.  You’ll want to create an outdoor entertaining space that the buyers will fall in love with.

 

Tips Provided by:  Kelly Malagari, ASP – Accredited Staging Real Estate Professional

 


Quick Tips for Staging Your Home

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Staging your home is essential in today’s Real Estate market.  You don’t need to spend a lot of money to stage your home, just use the quick Tips below, and you’ll reap the benefits.  It has been proven that staged homes sell faster and for money than those homes not staged.

Tips for staging the interior of your home.

Take a good look at your house room, by room.  Paint any room that needs painting.  Clean carpets, draperies & windows.  You want your home to show like a model.

Clear all unnecessary objects (eg., knick knacks, personal family pictures, etc.) from furniture throughout your house.  Limit decorative items to 3 per grouping.  If an object overwhelms a table or area, remove it.

Rearrange or remove some of the furniture in your home.  Less furniture will make the room appear larger.  You’ll want a clear path through all your rooms, so the buyer can walk through with ease while viewing your home.

Clear unnecessary or unused items from your kitchen counters.  If you use an item daily, make room on a shelf below the item to store it after use.

Remove magnets, pictures, messages from your refrigerator & wipe down all appliances, so they are “finger print” free.

Reduce the number of pictures on your walls. If a picture is one of  personal nature, it is always best to remove it.  Patch & paint the walls as needed.

Keep only necessary items in the bathrooms that you use daily. Store these items in a decorative basket in the vanity below and take it out only when needed.  Coordinate towels in one or two colors only.  Wipe down shower stall & counter top each morning to maintain bathroom cleanliness.

Maintain bedrooms as tidy as possible.  Store clothing, shoes, etc. in closets or dressers, and make beds daily.  You may want to consider updating your bedspreads or comforters prior to putting your home on the market.  New bed linens show nicely in the pictures and you’ll be able to take these with you to your next home.

Tips Provided by:  Kelly Malagari, ASP – Accredited Staging Real Estate Professional

 

 


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