5 Minute Curb Appeal Remedies to Optimize Home Showings

Your home’s first impression is what will bring prospective homebuyers to your doorstep. As you prepare to list your home, try some of these five minute curb appeal remedies to optimize home showings.

Your home’s first impression is what will bring prospective homebuyers to your doorstep. As you prepare to list your home, try some of these five minute curb appeal remedies to optimize home showings and find the right buyer fast.

Easy to Find Home Numbers

You’ll want possible buyers to easily find your home, and those buyers will likely want their future home to be easy to find for friends and relatives as well. Take a critical look at your property and see if your street number is easily viewable to passersby who are traveling by foot or car. Can’t see your home’s number? Neither can anyone else. This is a quick fix, though. You can purchase ornate numbers to affix to your home, design a subtle sign for your yard, or repaint your house numbers on your curb in just a few minutes of time and at quite a low cost.

Weed Your Garden

Front gardens can add a lot of visual appeal to your home. When your pleasant plants are being choked out by rapid-growing weeds, however, your curb appeal can tank. In just five or so minutes each day, you can pull nasty weeds from your flower beds and use earth-friendly additives to prevent their regrowth. That’s an instant curb appeal boost!

Provide a Welcome Greeting

A welcoming greeting to your home can ensure that prospective homebuyers enter your home in an already pleasant frame of mind. Consider replacing your front door mat, adding an appealing wreath to your front door, changing out your door hardware, or even repainting your front door in a vibrant and clean color. Each of those ideas are inexpensive and fast to implement. Try one or all to really welcome all visitors in.

Movable Landscaping

You can draw eyes to your home through non-traditional landscaping ideas as well as a planted garden. Buy a few decorative planters or hanging plant bases and fill them with your favorite flowers, herbs, and vegetable or fruit plants. These plants can cluster by your front porch, adorn your garage or parking area, or be moved around to suit the season and always provide an option for updating your curb appeal.

Clean Your Lights

A well-lit yard ensures that your visual appeal lasts after dark. Over time, however, your light fixtures can form a grimy covering that looks dirty and blocks bulbs from putting out enough light. Carefully clean the lights that show off your property for a fast and cheap boost. One good and natural way to remove greasy grime from your light fixtures is to use a mixture that is one part vinegar to three parts of water.

Get ready to show off your home and bring it to closing quickly when you follow some or all of these fast and fabulous curb appeal updates to your north Texas property.

Image Source: Flickr/David Sawyer

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Tiffany wasn't born in Texas, but she got here as fast as she could. She and her husband have gained extensive experience buying, selling, renovating and flipping homes in the DFW area. A professional freelance writer, Tiffany enjoys contributing real estate and home improvement articles to the Coldwell Banker site and working with other clients to craft content that's specially designed to generate interest while sharing valuable ideas.

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