curb appeal

7 Ways to Up Your Curb Appeal Mojo

MN Realtor Shares Easy Ways to Boost Your Curb Appeal

If your curb appeal is missing that specific something that takes it from so-so to wow, I dedicate this post to you. If you are selling your home, you should already know how critical making that positive first impression is to potential buyers. You want to hit them with your best before they walk in the front door.

Curb Appeal Works Magic on MN Home Buyers

Even if you are not selling your home, boosting your curb appeal adds value to your property. You will also win the admiration of your neighbors and become the most popular house on the block. After you finish my list of suggestions, it will amaze you that such a small investment of money, time, and creativity will result in a noticeable uptick in curb appeal.

Here are my best, inexpensive tips for upping your curb appeal game. So please put on your sunscreen, and let’s get outside!

1. Up Your Front Door Mojo

True story. Several years ago, I had difficulty selling my home in Rhode Island. It was a newer home, a colonial replica associated with like homes. Great location and landscaping but not getting the attention from buyers my agent and I anticipated.

I decided to paint the two yellow front doors turquoise over the objections of my realtor, who was reminding me that my choice wasn’t a traditional colonial-era color. A few days later, we had several showings and an offer. I’m convinced it was the newly painted doors.

So if your front door is faded or doesn’t say “look at me,” get a quart of color that catches the eye. Remember, don’t be coy or shy in your choice you want to stand out from the crowd.

2. Work Magic on the Front Porch 

If you are lucky enough to have a porch, flaunt it. Hang some greenery and flowering baskets. Set up a cozy eating nook and a sitting area. If you have a front entrance less spacious, put a pot or two blooms...