Creating Curb Appeal: 
A Home Seller's Checklist

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Creating curb appeal in the front yard

  1. The front entry should be clean, welcoming and clutter-free.  Remove the line of small pots (you know, the ones with the dead plants) and make space on the steps. 
  2. Update the hardware on the front door and make sure it opens smoothly. 
  3. Repair cracked steps, aging fences, or drooping woodwork.
  4. Update dated lighting fixtures, house numbers and mailboxes.
  5. Are your trees or bushes hiding your home?  Hire a professional landscaper to trim -- it can make your home look larger and more welcoming.
  6. Plant beautiful and colorful flowers throughout your yard.  Add a few hanging potted plants or flower boxes to liven up the windows.
  7. Consider repainting the house or at least the trim and front door.

Tackle the back yard, too

Professional home stagers won’t stop at the front lawn, acknowledging that nowadays people are spending more and more time outdoors.  Styling an outdoor setting creates a powerful reaction in buyers. They can picture themselves having dinner with family and friends and relaxing.

  1. Create a focal point in the backyard (the pool area, the BBQ area).
  2. Stage an outdoor table setting and place seasonal potted plants around this
  3. Don't forget other outdoor spaces like balconies and terraces.

Things to do before an open house

  • Sweep away any dead leaves, spiderwebs, or wilting flowers.
  • Prune shrubs and plants.
  • Sprinkle the lawn and garden area minutes before the open house.

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Staging A House:  What 99% of Homeowners Don't Do
Staging a Home to Sell:  The Financial Benefits 
Curb Appeal:  Staging Your Home on the Outside Sells the Inside
Creating Curb Appeal: A Home Seller's Checklist

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