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5 Ways To Improve Your Curb Appeal

Every sales agent will count you a number of reasons why curb appeal is an important factor, but its importance doesn’t show only when it’s time to sell. Yes, it will certainly increase the monetary value of your home on the market, but it will also impact a much more important one – family value. Real estate people will constantly remind you that the first impression of your home must leave the buyers will only one though - ʽIt would be so nice to live here! ʼ.

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Get Rid of Dead And Old

Get Rid of Dead And Old

Since a home is where the real life takes place – family time cleansed from work, numerous daily obligations, and anxiety and stress that come with it – it needs to look alive. So everything that looks dead and old, from swing sets and lawn furniture, across vehicles falling apart, to dead bushes and empty planters – is an eyesore and you need to get rid of it. You can get this junk out of sight by tossing it, giving it away, selling it, recycling it, or storing it into a garage or shed.

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But Don’t Cover it up

But Don’t Cover it up

The whole point is to cut loose the clutter, but not all old-looking things can be removed. If you have a problem with worn-down water pipelines, you can’t simply cover up the unpleasant sight of sewer flooding with additional layers of dirt. Besides the fact it will actually make the problem bigger, it will also make you a fraud in a real estate world when it comes the time to sell. That’s why ʽout of sightʼ is not an equivalent to ʽhiddenʼ. Some things can’t simply be removed – they need to be replaced properly. As civil contractors constantly point out, the approach to each excavation job, no matter how small, needs to have the same level of professionalism. If you can’t get rid of the old, make it work like new.

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Bring it Back to Life

Bring it Back to Life

Everybody knows the (in)famous story of Victor Frankenstein – the mad scientist who brought the dead back to life with a little help from Nature (storm, to be precise). Well, you don’t have to be mad nor a scientist to use the force of nature and bring your home to life. And you won’t regret it as he did. Nature is a powerful force capable of self-preservation and it only needs a little push. Bushes and trees bring a sense of majesty to every property, but not if they become overgrown and rangy, so make sure you prune them regularly. The biggest part of nature that can be the most glorious one is, of course – the lawn. But its glory depends on its condition, so keep it nurtured. This demands mowing, raking, edging, pulling out the weeds, and keeping it fertilized and well watered.
You can also resurrect things that never had an organic life inside them, such as decks, doors, window boxes, old shutters, etc. All you need to get rid of this weary-looking exterior is the right shade of paint. Sometimes not even that – there is a chance that all your exterior needs is a bath. So sweep away the cobwebs and dirt and take your garden hose. You’ll need a soapy solution of water and non-phosphate detergent, along with a soft-bristle long-handed brush. After you srub, simply rinse from the top down. This cleaning process can be even simpler with a pressure washer.

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Make Details Shine

Make Details Shine

Making every element shine can be a pretty complex job and pretty heavy on your budget. So it’s best to concentrate on the thing that truly creates the first impression – the details. People first notice small things like your kickplates, door knocker, door handles, and home numbers. All it takes to enable these things to make a big impact is to brighten them up using elbow grease. Modern people are like crows – they like to spot glittering things. But they also like the touch of personality, so picking the right mat for your door and crafting your custom mailbox can take you a long way when it comes to your welcoming tone. And we all love the sense of ancient mystery, which can be achieved by placing an interesting sculpture or water feature in your garden. In the end, make sure this magic lasts during the night with some stylish outdoor lights which will attract passersby like a fairy kingdom.

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Reach Out and Lead The Way

Reach Out and Lead The Way

The act of reaching out through the construction of the front porch has two sides. It is the act of reaching out to nature and creating an additional family living space, but it’s also a charming way to pull potential buyers in. The only important thing is to avoid making it look like an add-on, and make sure it’s big enough for marry get-togethers. Many homes already have a front porch, but they fail to use its potential. The point is to turn it into an outdoor room with some cushions, comfortable chairs, side table, colorful door mat and drapes for privacy.
Now all that’s left is to lead the way to your reborn home. To do that you need to repair any existing cracks on your walkaway and consider edging it with stones or bricks. Your front door needs to be in top shape. Consider your facade as a woman’s face – your door represents the most sensual and therefore inviting part – her sensual lips. So if washing, refinishing, and painting it doesn’t bring satisfactory results, replacing it is definitely a smart investment.