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Add the Most Curb Appeal to your Home Before You Sell

Posted by Richard Soto on Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 at 7:39pm.

You’ve painted the walls, laid down new carpeting, and updated the foyer light fixture. But unless you’ve addressed the outside of your home, you’re not quite done preparing your home to sell. In short, curb appeal is a very important part of selling your Fort Sam Houston home – one that you cannot afford to overlook. Luckily, however, there are a number of things you can tackle in a weekend that will improve your home’s curb appeal so it will stand out among the crowd of other houses for sale:

  1. Cut back overgrown plants and trees – One of the easiest ways to spruce up your landscaping is to cut back any overgrown trees and shrubs. Make sure the path to your house is cleared of any shrubbery or low-hanging branches, and make sure the façade of your home isn’t blocked by any trees. Although tackling overgrown greenery can be done by most homeowners, if you have large trees that need to be pruned, it is best to call in the help of a professional.
  2. Update outdoor lighting – From pathway lighting to the light beside your front door, lighting can add depth, dimension and interest to your Fort Sam Houston home, both during the daytime and nighttime hours. It is therefore best to switch out your dated lighting with more contemporary fixtures. Outdoor light fixtures are typically quite cost effective, yet they can instantly update the exterior of a home. You may also want to consider adding solar path lights; buyers will appreciate this touch and they are super-easy to install because there are no wires!
  3. Spruce up your front door – Your front door is the entrance to your home and a sign of things to come. So if it’s seen its better day, now is a good time to give it some TLC. A fresh coat of paint always does the trick, and switching out dated hardware for something more attractive is a smart move. Finally, add a seasonal wreath to create an air of warmth and you’re ready to go!
  4. Don’t forget the details – Often times, a few punches of color will give your home’s exterior an instant facelift. Consider adding pots of colorful annuals near your front door.

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