The Real Estate Browser Volume 10, Issue 6 | Page 19
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3. Add New House Numbers 6. Stage Outdoor Furniture
When people see that your home has hit the open
market, they’re likely going to drive by it to see what it’s
all about. Are they going to be able to find it easily or
will they struggle to see your house numbers? Many homeowners spend hours staging the furni-
ture inside their homes to prepare them for a sale. But
what they don’t realize is that they can do the same
thing on the outside of their houses.
If your house numbers have seen better days, it’s
a good idea to replace them with new ones that are
easy to spot. For just a few dollars, you can take down
your old numbers and put up ones that’ll enhance your
home’s curb appeal.
4. Install New Exterior Lighting
Most people who drive by your home to check it
out once it goes up for sale will do so during the day.
They’ll want to see what your home looks like in the
But there will also be some people who will drive by
your house at night. When they do, they’re going to be
disappointed if the front of your house looks dark.
If your old exterior lighting isn’t getting the job any-
more, replace it when new lights that put your home in
the right light. You might even want to consider adding
landscape lighting to your property to shine a spotlight
on some of the landscaping features in your yard.
5. Plant Trees, Bushes, and Flowers
Speaking of landscaping, it’s important for those
selling their homes to tend to their yards before putting
their houses up for sale.
If you have a front porch, make it warm and invit-
ing by adding outdoor chairs, couches, or even a small
table. It’ll show people how functional the porch truly
You might even want to hang a porch swing if you
have the space to do it. It’ll help them imagine how
great it’ll be to sit out on the porch once they buy your
home and move into it.
7. Stick a New Welcome Mat on the Front Porch
This is, hands down, the simplest DIY curb appeal
idea on this list. But that doesn’t mean that it’ll be any
less effective than the other suggestions found here.
When people walk up to your home for a showing
or an open house, you want them to feel welcomed.
And what better way to give them that feeling than to
put down a new welcome mat on your front porch?
If you’re going to attempt to sell your home soon,
you should: Find a mat that complements both the feel of your
porch and the style of your home. It should set the tone
for what people will see when they walk through your
• Get into the habit of mowing your lawn every week Use These DIY Curb Appeal Ideas to Your Advantage
• Remove leaves, sticks, and other debris from your
yard on a regular basis
• Replace the old mulch in your flowerbeds
In addition to doing those things, you should also
think about planting new trees, bushes, and flowers in
front of your home. They’ll brighten your entire prop-
erty up and make it more appealing to potential buy-
Selling a home is one of the most stressful things
you’ll ever do. Make it easier by putting the DIY curb
appeal ideas found here to good use.
When you do something like paint your front door
or plant new trees, bushes, and flowers, you’ll change
the way people look at your home. They’ll be more
likely to buy it when they like what they see from the
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