Spring Curb Appeal Tips

Make a Good First Impression with Winning Curb Appeal!

How to Beautify your Home’s Exterior this Spring

Whether you’re prepping your home to be sold or not, curb appeal matters. Curb appeal is all about first impressions. You may have a beautiful home on the inside, but if it doesn’t look attractive when people pull up, it immediately loses appeal. Captivating curb appeal is especially important if you want to sell your home. If a buyer doesn’t like what they see from the outside, they will most likely not even bother looking at the entire house. Sspring is the perfect time to freshen up the exterior of your home, whether or not you’re considering selling.

Here’s your guide to creating winning curb appeal. Start by getting rid of excess clutter in your yard. If you have toys, tools, shoes, trash or any random items laying around in your yard, simply hiding them can drastically improve your home’s curb appeal. Don’t forget to weed.

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Power wash the outside of your home. This will provide you with a clean slate to work with.

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Re-fasten sagging gutters, reseal cracked asphalt, and replace missing bricks. Little mishaps like these really do give off an unmaintained vibe to onlookers.

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Add plants. A little landscaping can go a long way. However, there’s nothing more unappealing than a blank yard space. You’ll need a few large bushes (or tall grasses) to line the front of your house. Then just mix in spring time flowers and succulents, which are easy, durable plants. A fresh coat of mulch is also a must for a finished look.

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Decorate with potted plants on your porch. Add order by framing the door with two large potted plants. Flowers naturally make a home look more inviting. Hanging planters and climbing vines are also a great way to mix it up.

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Consider re-doing your walkway. A curved pathway made out of an attractive material, like stone, can completely transform your yard. Consider painting your concrete porch, particularly if old paint is chipping and peeling. And depending on your budget and the style of your home, you might consider dressing up concrete porches and walkways with tile and stone.

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Paint your door or at least scrub it. Don’t forget the doorknobs and the threshold. Add a festive spring wreath while you’re at it!

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Freshen up your address sign. Get new numbers or paint the current one a bright, fun color.

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Change out your old lighting fixtures. A pleasant outdoor porch light is worth it when it comes to curb appeal.

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If your garage door or porch are natural wood, give them a fresh stain.

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If you have a fence, plant flowers around the outside. If your budget allows, adding a decorative fence is a charming way to add curb appeal to your home.

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Buy a welcome mat. These are a great way to give your home a little personality. Choose something fun and make guests smile as they enter your home.

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Install window boxes. Spring is the perfect time to decorate with flowers.

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About the Author

Shannon Jones has been selling real estate since 1998 and specializes in listing and marketing homes. She has consistently been one of the top Realtors in the Long Beach area. Prior to her award-winning career in real estate with the Shannon jones Team, Shannon has had successful careers in journalism and public relations. She holds a bachelors degree from UC Irvine and a masters degree from UC Berkeley. Shannon holds E-Pro, CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert), and PSC (Pre-Foreclosure Specialist) certifications. Shannon is very personable and maintains a very strong moral compass, always putting the best interest of home buyers/sellers above monetary goals. A California native, Shannon enjoys gardening, travel, reading, cooking and poker when she’s not selling homes MY DESIGNATIONS Lic# 01247705 | CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert) | E-Pro | PSC (Pre-Foreclosure Specialist) MY SERVICE AREAS Anaheim Bellflower Buena Park Carson Cerritos Cypress Downey Fountain Valley Garden Grove Huntington Beach La Palma Lakewood Long Beach Los Alamitos Los Angeles County Norwalk Orange County Rossmoor San Pedro Seal Beach Signal Hill South Bay Westminster

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