24 HOURS TO IMPROVING YOUR CURB APPEAL IN A BIG WAY

curb appeal, DESIGN, exterior, for sale, Open House Sunday, real estate

  This post is sponsored by Owners.com

Whether you’re selling your home or in need of a exterior facelift, real estate expert Scott McGillivray and spokesperson for Owners.com says it doesn’t take big bucks to make a big difference in your home’s curb appeal in just one weekend!
  
I had a chance to interview him last weekend at the Owners.com #OwnersOpenHouse to get his advice how to boost your curb appeal to make a great first impression and earn top dollar if your home is for sale!

According to a recent Washington Post article, a little sweat equity you could stand to earn you an estimated 5-20 percent increase in the value of your home! 

So what are we waiting for? Let hop to it!

  

Lawn mowers, start your engines!

Mowing your lawn is like getting a fresh haircut. Keeping your landscaping “well groomed” gives your home some much needed polish and a tidy appearance to boot! (2 hours) 

Give a gift of flowers 

Adding potted plants–in bloom no less adds color and texture to a home’s hard exterior. (30 minutes) 

Treat your home to handsome hardware

Replace broken door knobs and doorbell, add a great looking knocker, replace your old mailbox, and lastly add new house numbers. Be sure to choose hardware in the same style and metallic finish. (1 hour)

Give your door a dose of color. 

You may love the charm of a cottage with a lime green door, however your potential buyers may not be as smitten by it. Keep your color choice neutral in order to give it mass appeal. (2 hours) 

Imagine the satisfaction you’ll have pulling up to your house everyday or hearing favorable remarks from buyers on how welcoming your home feels. And to think it was all completed in just one weekend!
 
It’s worth a shot!
 
Head over to your favorite improvement store this weekend and get started. Don’t overthink it, keep it simple. You’d be pleasantly surprised to see just how effective a small investment of sweat equity and money is on your home’s curb appeal. 
Good luck! 

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