A Cozy Entry Can Make A Difference

Dated: 05/01/2019

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Image titleNice curb appeal is critical for making a great first impression when people are walking up to your front door. Whether or not you're looking to sell them your home.   

Thousands of dollars can be spent on professional landscaping or a few less expensive tricks can spruce things up and may ADD to your bottom line when it comes time to sell.


Try putting a fresh coat of paint on the front door. Maybe a bright pop of color!  Add a shiny door knocker or polish up the one you have.  Replace or paint your address numbers, if they are dried and faded.  

Even though it may not be a pleasant task...don't neglect to clean all the bugs, webs and dirt out of your front porch light as well as around the front porch.  A new welcome mat is a nice touch. 


Just like in the picture, something as simple as putting a rocking chair out, with a couple pretty pillows really looks nice.

Of course,  beautiful flowers are always a plus. Not only will they smell good, but the colors enhance the view.   If you don't want to actually plant them in the ground, flower pots full of colorful plants will do the trick!  Just watch for plants that attract an unwelcome amount of bees.  Bees are attracted to blue, violet and purple.  You may want to avoid lavender close to the door. 


Make sure the grass is mowed and edged and there is no yard debris.  Keep the kids toys to one area if possible. Keep the yard free and clear of doggie doo.   A few nicely placed solar lights to illuminate the walking path is a nice touch as well.  Especially important if you are showing your home in the evening.  

You want to make the best first impression you can and that does NOT have to cost a fortune!!   

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Kris McLaughlin

Kris has lived and worked in the south part of the Metro area for 30+ years. Before becoming a REALTOR®, Kris was a radio traffic reporter for many years and learned even more about the area. Maybe ....

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