Seller's Guide: Creating Curb Appeal

Step Four: A little curb appeal can go a long way

Cleaning the exterior

Improving the exterior of the house is an excellent way to increase buyer visability for those who like to drive by a house before scheduling a showing.

  • Pressure wash the siding and the clean the windows

  • Mow the lawn, weed the gardens, and remove piles of leaves or debris

  • Replace the house numbers if they are outdated or worn

  • Invest in a new mailbox

  • Repair any broken or loose shingles on the roof

A small budget can go a long way when it comes to creating curb appeal especially if you do it yourself. Utilizing sources like Pinterest or Better Homes and Gardens can help give you ideas and inspire small, but noticeable improvements to the exterior of your home.

Get rid of yard clutter

Make your yard look inviting and not hazardous or evidence of your busy lifestyle

  • Remove bikes, toys, trash cans, and garden tools

  • Scoop dog poop and store away outdoor leashes, dog houses, etc

  • Eliminate old flower pots

  • Clean up yard waste, fallen branches, leaves, and grass clippings

A welcoming entryway

The very first thing buyers will see is your entryway! Make them feel welcome and happy to be home.

  • Clean your door, replace broken screens and storm doors

  • Add touch up paint to the trim

  • Repaint your door with the same color or update it to a contrasting color that adds charm and visual appeal

  • Polish your doorknob or any fixtures

  • Add potted flowers, a wreath, or clean and simple seasonal decor

  • Make sure exterior lights work and replace outdated fixtures

  • Buy a new welcome mat

  • Sweep the area thoroughly



Mill Creek Office

15117 Main St. B106

Mill Creek, WA 98012


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1728 W. Marine View Drive

Ste. 221 

Everett, WA 98201



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