5 Top Tips for Boosting Curb Appeal

Improving your home’s curb appeal can seem daunting. There are so many things that could be done, and it can be hard to decide what’s important. Here, we’ve compiled a short list to follow if you’re struggling to decide where to start.

Start with tidying

The exterior of a home can become dingy or dirty over time. Take a broom to those cobwebs, sweep and scrub those sidewalks, and pressure wash those porches!

A fresh coat of paint

Even with vinyl siding or brick exteriors, there are often bits of trim that need to be maintained and painted regularly. Make sure even the small details are attended to with some fresh paint. If you’re up for the challenge, consider a new coat of paint on a worn door or railing.

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Shiny new numbers

If your house isn’t easy for a buyer to find, it might be because your house numbers are worn, faded, or missing altogether. Replace or refinish the numbers on your home to improve visibility and add a clean, polished finish.

Add color with flowers

An otherwise drab home can be dressed up considerably with the right landscaping. It doesn’t take much work to add some pops of color – perhaps a pink here, a yellow there. Visiting the local greenhouse will yield several ideas for hardy, colorful varieties that thrive in your area.

Dress up the mailbox

Mailboxes can become scuffed and battered over time. Fixing up the mailbox – or replacing it altogether – can add instant appeal! Consider the home’s style and surrounding neighborhood when choosing a mailbox, to ensure it fits harmoniously and adds to your curb appeal.

Do you have some other ideas? Share them in the comments below!

About the Author

Katy Korby is the CFO of the Korby Home Team. Her passion is ensuring that our clients have an out-of-this-world experience selling their homes with the Korby Home Team. Katy comes to us with a diverse background and a unique skill set that enhances the client experience. Her attention to detail and care for people make her a wonderful asset to the team. Graduating with a degree in Theater, Katy has performed in numerous plays and most recently starred in a locally produced indie film that is being entered info film festivals around the nation. Katy’s experience in the work world include many positions within the accounting world including tax preparation, bookkeeping, and full-charge accounting. Most recently before joining the Korby Home Team, Katy was the Market Center Administrator for Keller Williams Integrity Realty in Roseville, where she was the full-charge accountant and handled budgeting and forecasting for the company as well as day to day operations and administration of an 80 person real estate office. Katy and her husband have two children, Libby and Calvin, and have lived in Como Park for almost two decades. In 2013, Katy completed the Tough Mudder 10 mile event and is a proud member of the “Finishers” group! For fun, Katy loves reading, photography and gardening and spending time with her family.