Prudential Real Estate

Curb Appeal

Selling Your Home?

Step outside and Take a Look!

Home sellers spend so much time preparing their interior for the sale that they can easily overlook the exterior. Yet great curb appeal can increase the value of a property by as much as 15–20%.

Buyers associate the condition of your home’s exterior and landscape with the condition of the interior. Ideally, your home’s appearance invites potential buyers to ‘cross the threshold’ and take a closer look.

Best of all, you needn’t spend a ton of money to make a big difference. Ask your Prudential Real Estate Agent for ways to boost your home’s curb appeal.

Basic steps to increase your home's appeal . . .

Does your home stand out from the rest?
  • Apply fresh paint
  • Ensure the street in front is clean
  • Wash all windows and coverings
  • Replace damaged screens
  • Inspect roof and gutters – remove debris
  • Keep garbage bins out of sight; odor free
  • Add a new ‘Welcome’ mat and light fixture to the porch

Are your yards clean and neat?

  • Trim shrubs and trees
  • Sweep the front walkways
  • Mow the lawn more frequently
  • Plant flowers that are in season
  • Rake and remove leaves and debris
  • Keep pet areas spotless; odor free
  • Remove newspapers, bikes, and toys

Crowded driveway?

  • Keep extra vehicles out of sight
  • Park vehicles away from the property

Other Thoughts

  • Arrange to be away when home viewings are scheduled to make buyers comfortable when touring your home.
  • If buyers want to view your property unaccompanied, refer them to your agent for an appointment.
  • Leave your Prudential Real Estate Agent a contact number if you are leaving town — even for a weekend.