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How can you increase your home's curb appeal? Try these ideas..
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If you ask real estate experts what you can do to get more potential buyers in your front door, many of them will tell you to increase your curb appeal. We are a world that, despite our best efforts, believes that the outside is a reflection of what's on the inside and whether you're selling a house or cottage, that means giving the yard a little extra attention. Here are some simple things that you can do before listing your home to increase your curb appeal.

Start with a very thorough cleaning and organizing. When people come to your home, they will associate cleanliness and organization with a low level of home maintenance. So you definitely want to have everything as neat and tidy as possible on the lawn and driveway, on your back deck, and definitely in your garage or shed space. If you're selling in the wintertime, you may want to tone back the decorations for this year and just stick to some flattering lights. Keep everything nice and simple to appeal to the greatest number of buyers.

Next, take some time to create a healthy garden area. If you've got a large lawn this does not mean that you need to spend hours lining your entire property with lush flowers. Adding a few accent bits of color can really make a huge difference when it comes to showing off your yard space. If you're living in a townhouse or one of the homes in Pembroke Pines without much lawn space, do your best to add a window box or a hanging plant on the front porch. This will help to make your home seem more inviting.

Speaking of the front porch, make sure the entrance into your home is looking its best. This might mean adding a new coat of paint or even breaking out the tools to do some repairs. First impressions are important and you want people to get a great one when walking into your home. You will also want to spend some time on the walkways and fencing around your home. If you need to invest in some new stone or some fencing this will definitely be worth the cost in the long run.

If you're unsure of what your front lawn needs to look its best, stand on the sidewalk and look for dark or empty spaces. Whether you're living in Pembroke Pines or elsewhere there are going to be some areas that need extra attention. Try to observe the outside of your home from the perspective of a buyer who does not yet know what is inside.


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Wednesday, December 13, 2017