The Real Deal Of Curb Appeal

Dated: 11/08/2016

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Hopefully, you can put yourself in a buyer's shoes when it comes to previewing your home. If you were the potential buyer, what would be one of the first things you'd take into consideration of the home you'd like to buy? It's curb appeal, of course!

You don't necessarily have to pull into the driveway of a potential new home to appreciate curb appeal. You might just be driving by and appreciate the home's well-manicured exterior; be stopped at a red light; or see the home in photographs. Doing curb appeal well is both an art and a science, and one of the biggest places where all of your hard work will definitely show, pay off, and be appreciated. Curb appeal can come at a price; both monetarily and labor cost wise, but it doesn't necessarily have to cost a lot of money. A little old fashioned sweat equity can go a long way in sprucing up the curb appeal of your property. 

Below are a few suggestions from Realtor Magazine that can supercharge the perception of curb appeal for your home:

• Strategic landscaping: One of the most important aspects of curb appeal is getting the grounds to look as good as they possibly can.

• Clean everything: Washing the windows is a given, but before you do that, think about giving your house a good power wash to remove the dirt, grime, and moss.

• Go for the touch-ups: Trims and front door are two of the biggest places to pay attention.

• Consider the mailbox: If your mailbox is on the street, there’s a good chance it’s been a bit beat
en up. Paint it, polish it, or replace it.

• Repair and/or clean off the roof: Hire a roof specialist to if any work is needed.

• Tame the foliage: This is not just doing the maintenance in mowing the grass, it also removing any tree limbs, leaves in the fall, and long gone summer plants.

• Check the light fixtures: A new front porch light can work wonders.

Fall is a great time to do some work on the curb appeal of your home. Take advantage of more cool days to get out and do some of that sweat equity to make your home look terrific this fall. If we can help you make any decisions on what is best going to add value to your home in the way of curb appeal, call us! (423) 433-6517, or come by and see us at The Shields Team office inside Keller Williams Realty at 1033 Hamilton Place in Johnson City. We're ready to spruce things up!

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Wes Shields

Wes Shields, Team Owner and Listing Agent for The Shields Team at Keller Williams Realty of Johnson City Tennessee, has a long and very impressive list of accomplishments in his 10+ years in the real ....

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