curb appeal

9 ways to create exceptional curb appeal


Q: What are the best ways to create “curb appeal”?

A: You only get one chance to make a good first impression.

Here is what you should do before listing your home for sale:

  1. Power wash the exterior of your house
  2. Pick up any any debris including any natural debris like tree branches and leaves
  3. Make it interesting with something colourful —  like: flowers in the spring, patio furniture in the summer, planters in the fall, lighting in the winter…
  4. Repair or replace any damaged concrete or patio stones
  5. Get a “signature rock” for your front yard
  6. Plant ground cover for any problem areas where grass does not grow
  7. Paint your front door a colour that pops
  8. Fix up the exterior: repaint chipped paint, replace the doorbell, take down any privacy signage, security cameras…
  9. Consider your neighbour’s curb  appeal too, and approach this one very carefully.