Luis Gabriel Gil, Realtor ®
RE/MAX Revealty


How to improve the curb appeal of your house

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Ever heard about the term curb appeal? This concept is always a constant variable in the selling process of a house or any other property. The sellers should focus on curb appeal of their property to enhance the overall charm and attractiveness of it. So, what exactly does this term mean?

Curb appeal is the first impression that any potential buyers will have when they see the property from outside or from the street. It refers to the first opinion that the buyers will develop about the property after seeing it for the first time. The concept is similar to the popular saying which goes like this: First impression is the best impression. Yes, it truly is. The foremost thing that the seller should focus is to get the attention of the buyer by enhancing the specialty and beauty of their property. This can attract the buyers to your property and can develop an interest in them. A house or property that looks shabby from outside will not receive any attention from the buyers. Professional realtors always recommend home staging and improving the curb appeal of the property to their clients. Only then you will be able to get more resale value to your house.

There are different ways to increase the curb appeal of the property which can be done in low budget. If you have a good aesthetic sense for staging your house for the sale, then you can do it by yourselves. If you are not confident, contact a professional realtor who can provide you advise to set up the house.

Let us look at some of the ways to increase the curb appeal of the property before placing it in the market.

Arrange the plants in the garden

Clean up the front yard and arrange it beautifully with plants, flowers and a pond. Remove weeds and unwanted plants from the garden. Placing too many plants in the front yard may not be a good option. Minimize the number of plants and trim the rest of the unwanted items in the garden. Clean the walkways and give them a new look.

Paint your house

Changing the color of the house can be an easy option while renovating the property for the sale. Choose a color that gives a positive and bright vibe to your house. Try to match the paint color with the interior of the house. Do not forget to give more attention to the windows. You can decorate it with flowers or pots after painting it.

Replace the front door

Try to make the front door of the house as attractive as possible. Renovate or replace it with a new design that can easily grab the attention of the potential buyers. Place door wreath or other decorative items to get a classy look for the front door.


Pricing your property is an important element which should be given more importance than any other things. Setting an unrealistic price for the property without considering the market trends and value will affect your selling process negatively. You should set a standard price depending on the current trends. Your real estate agent will help you to price your property accordingly.

Small area to rest

You can leave a small area to set up a table and few chairs in the front yard or a fire pit in the backyard. Clean the area and illuminate the surroundings to enjoy some quality time with your family and friends. This place can also be used to host small parties to celebrate special moments with your loved ones.

These are some of the basic things that you should focus to increase the curb appeal of your house. Many other options are also available. You can focus on the ones that are more affordable to you.

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Luis G. Gil | Realtor®

Karat Real Estate Inc.
1144 Stanhope Drive
Columbus, OH 43221

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