7 Simple Ways to Add Instant Curb Appeal

Let’s talk curb appeal.

When staging to sell, your home’s exterior is just as important - in some ways, even more important - than the interior. Curb appeal is crucial, as the front of your house is the first thing buyers see, so be sure to put your best foot forward. Mulched landscaping, a cheery welcome mat, and a tasteful wreath give the right first impression!

Here are a few of our stagers’ favorite ways to add instant curb appeal:

  1. Be sure the house is clearly viewed from the street. Trim back any overgrown trees or hedges that may be blocking the view of the front façade. Buyers will not purchase what they cannot see!

  2. Mow the lawn in the spring, summer and fall; rake all leaves in the fall; shovel all walkways and driveways in the winter.

  3. Update your house numbers to make sure they are visible from the front and in good condition (as well as your mailbox).

  4. It’s a good idea to power wash exterior siding, porches, decks, walkways and driveways.

  5. Dependent upon season, add a pop of color to the front landscaping - whether it be colorful flower beds, potted plants, or bright foliage.

  6. The backyard is continued living space and ultimately where you will entertain guests outdoors. Set the scene as if you are having friends and family over for a big outdoor BBQ. Continue landscaping and lawn care the same as the front of the home and dress up your yard with a table and chairs with a propped up umbrella and some brightly potted plants to add a pop of color (if the season allows).

  7. Remove any trash cans, recycling bins, garden tools, and yard equipment from view. Ideally, store these items inside a garage or shed, out of sight for buyers viewing your home in person and online.

Check out a few of our listings below for curb appeal inspiration!