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10 Steps to Improving Your Homes’s Curb Appeal

Guest article written by Ray Flynn from

Curb appeal is an important factor when it comes to listing your home. The exterior of the property is the first thing potential buyers see. So, it pays to tend to curb appeal before listing your home. Here are the steps you need to take.

Choose the Right Tools

Equipment will play an essential part in upping your property’s curb appeal. Choose the right tools and gear for the best results.

1. Familiarize yourself with garden tools—and start using them.

2. Shop around for the top quality garden gloves.

3. Find the best way to banish fallen leaves.

Tackle High-Impact Projects

Small touches can help, but higher-impact projects give you more bang for your buck. Consider these improvements for the best return on investment.

4. Add attractive siding to brighten up a drab exterior.

5. Select an inviting paint color to draw attention.

6. Nix dead plants and focus on filling in your landscaping.

7. Give your home personality with creative touches.

Do More Than Clean Up

Investing time in outdoor cleanup is a great start when you plan to sell your property. But to get the most for your effort (and money), don’t stop at sprucing up the exterior of your home.

8. Consult an expert at The Gardner Group for advice on comparable properties and your list price.

9. Take additional steps to positively impact your home’s appraisal value.

10. Be ready for an appraisal by cleaning up inside and having relevant paperwork ready.

When you’re preparing for a move, it’s easy to neglect curb appeal until the last possible minute. But now more than ever, it’s essential to offer potential buyers an attractive perspective of your property. With these ten steps, you can clean up your home and be ready to net the highest appraisal possible—and maybe even an enthusiastic buyer.

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About the author

Ray Flynn’s first DIY project came at age 10 when he built a treehouse, complete with an (ill-advised) homemade zipline exit, in the woods behind his best friend’s house.

When he’s not working as a civil engineer, Ray Flynn spends his time dreaming up new DIY projects that promote green living. Visit his site at

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