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Checklist: Increase Curb Appeal

Chances are that the person who ends up buying your home will drive by at least once when making the decision. Following is a list of updates to make your home appealing upon first glimpse:

Make sure house numbers are easy to read.

Replace or paint the front door.

Make sure railings are sturdy and freshly painted.

Clean windows.

Touch up or repaint the home’s exterior.

Fix loose shutters.

Straighten or replace loose or bent gutters.

Replace old, aluminum windows with new energy efficient vinyl or wood windows.

Paint or replace mailbox.

Prune overgrown bushes and trees.

Keep grass trimmed and yard clear of toys and debris.

Mulch flowerbeds and around shrubs.

Make sure the doorbell works and the doorknocker is polished.

Add a potted plant or flower boxes to the front entrance.

Make sure the front of your home is lighted and appealing at night.

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