Easy Curb Appeal Tips for Your Home

by Robin Anderson Real Estate 09/01/2019

If you’ve done even cursory research on selling your home, you’ve heard “curb appeal,” “curb appeals,” and “curb appeal.” Since you know that buyers hear “location,” “location,” and “location,” the best thing you can do to make your location stand out is to flaunt your stuff. That doesn’t mean you have to undertake significant landscaping projects or renovations. Consider a few simple adjustments to your home’s initial presentation to see substantial results.

First impressions

  • Neat and tidy. Before launching into expensive outdoor projects, take a moment to view your home from the street. Better yet, step across the street and take a look at your house and those of your neighbors. Do you have weeds? Is your lawn trimmed? Do you edge it along the sidewalks and flower beds? Do you have dry, yellow, or bare patches? Start with greening up the lawn. Give it some water and fertilizer. Trim it up and neaten around the edge. If you’re considering selling your home shortly, hire a professional lawn service to get your green stuff in top shape.
  • Next, look for cracks, broken hinges, shutters sitting askew, wobbly fence posts and other items that need some maintenance. You don’t need to remodel the outside if you’ve kept it sharply maintained.
  • Check your walking paths. Are there loose bricks or stones? Reset them in place. Is the concrete chipped and broken? You can tackle filling in the cracks yourself with easy mix cement from your local DIY store or hire a pro to repair it for you. Often, you don’t need to tear up the whole walkway; you can fix only the broken section.
  • Hide anything ugly. Often, it’s not what you’ve put in your yard, but things you have no choice about that hinder your curb appeal. If you have utility boxes, meters, and other eyesores that you can’t move, hide them. Place a flower bed with taller bushes to the street side of utility boxes in the lawn, or a couple of potted plants in front of a meter next to the front door. Make sure you don’t block the meter or box itself though since your utility provider needs access.
  • Add some lipstick. Put a fresh coat of paint on the front door and a coordinating color on the shutters. Make sure paint on any trim on the front of the house is not peeling or chipped.

Your property professional can advise you on the first impression improvements to complete on your home, so reach out and seek their advice.

About the Author
Author

Robin Anderson Real Estate

“My Passion is people and relationships and I promise to provide my clients with exceptional service tailored to their individual needs.” -Robin Anderson 

Robin is a Georgia native who brings her passion for people and her love of homes to work for her clients. She and her husband, Andy, have been married for almost 28 years and have two children, Ellen and Drew. They currently live in Fulton County, but Robin has also lived in Cobb County, Douglas County, Carroll County, and Coweta County. She has been integral to many real estate endeavors including designing and building several custom homes, remodeling homes, subdividing land, managing rental properties, and buying and selling properties. After spending two years in Cumming and Decatur working with a new home builder, Robin is excited to work with buyers and sellers in her own community. Although Robin is driven to provide outstanding service to her clients, she is acutely aware that people want to know you care about them before they care how much you know. She believes meaningful relationships bring immeasurable joy to the world, and she knows that real joy comes from faith in Jesus Christ. She counts her faith, family, friends, and community as her most treasured blessings. In our increasingly digital world, Robin understands the importance of multimodal marketing, so she and her team employ the latest research, marketing strategies, and technologies to ensure that their clients’ properties are positioned and marketed for success. With professionally designed advertising strategically placed in magazines, direct mail publications and flyers, and Internet sites, her clients’ properties receive the highest and most effective exposure in the marketplace. Robin is highly motivated but sensitive to the fact that buying and selling homes can be an emotional experience, so she makes it a priority to keep clients closely informed throughout the process and strives to produce quick results. She appreciates the opportunity to help her clients navigate the real estate process, and she aspires to deliver quality customer service that is both informative and positive.