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Five Affordable Ways to Maximize Your Curb Appeal

Photo courtesy of Thomas Lynch

First impressions matter - especially in real estate.

Award-winning Maine landscape designer Thomas Lynch outlines five affordable ways to increase your home's curb appeal. This is especially important during the selling process, when you want your house to shine!

 

1. Trim Trees and Shrubs

Removing dead and diseased trees and limbs along with proper trimming and pruning of shrubs instantly improves curb appeal.

Your property will appear well maintained, which is a big plus for buyers considering purchasing your home.

 

 

2. Clean Garden Beds

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Well maintained garden beds also highlight the care you've given your home. Remove weeds and other unwanted plant materials from beds, cut a crisp new edge, and apply a fresh layer of natural mulch (not dyed).

If you have a hose connected to an outside spigot that simply is sprawled out in the garden bed, consider buying a hose reel or decorative hose hider for it. There are a wide variety of options, both simple and ornate.

 

 

3. Manicure the Lawn

Mow, trim and edge your lawn regularly, and especially before showings! Even if your lawn has a few weeds here and there, it will look much better to buyers when it's neatly mowed.

 

driveway-washing4. Freshen Walks and Driveways

Pressure washing your front walkways and putting a fresh coat of sealant on asphalt driveways, or a fresh topcoat of aggregate on your gravel driveway, is a cost effective way of refreshing your hardscaping.

 

 

5. Add Color

 

Planting flowering annuals offers a quick and inexpensive way to make your home look bright and inviting. Add color around the mailbox, lamp posts, as well as some planters on the front entrance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Williams Realty Partners of Keller Williams Coastal Realty is the number one Keller Williams Team in New England. WRP is a full service team collaborating to bring buyers and sellers together. With this structure, our agents get to spend their time doing what they do best: working with clients to provide an exceptional experience whether buying or selling a home.

 

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