Curb appeal

Published 04/13 2007 10:48AM

Updated 04/13 2007 10:48AM

Curb appeal is a term used to refer to how attractive a piece of property is to a prospective buyer who approaches it from the street. Maximizing curb appeal is an important step in selling a home, as this is the first impression the buyer receives. Curb appeal may be enhanced by keeping the lawn evenly mowed and edged, and by trimming any landscaped shrubs. Colorful plants and flower beds are also eye-catching and attractive. Any loose woodwork, bricks, or shingles should be repaired or replaced. Make sure your street address is clearly visible on the curb, mailbox or house in order to help people find your home. Finally, a fresh coat of paint on the exterior enhances the appearance of any home. For more information on curb appeal, contact a real estate professional.

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