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With Memorial Day behind us, the unofficial start of summer is here. If the increased time you've been spending outdoors has made you notice some of the unsightly features of your home's exterior, then set aside time to increase your home's curb appeal. Depending on how large your home is and how bargain-savvy you are, achieving a fresh and increased curb appeal can be accomplished for $150 or less. Here are some simple, fun and budget-friendly ways to give your home's exterior a boost.
The siding or brick on your home could probably benefit from a wash as well. Use a garden hose with a sprayer attachment to remove the dirt. For tougher stains, use a sponge and a bucket of soapy water to remove them. Note: Do not use a powerwasher. Powerwashers can remove the paint from wood siding and damage vinyl or aluminum siding by forcing water behind the facia boards. If your siding is still dirty after washing with a garden hose, then consider hiring a professional exterior cleaner to do it for you.
Since I was planning to move, I took pictures of all my flower beds and saved them on a flash drive. I thought it would give potential home buyers a visual of how everything looks when in bloom. I gave my flash drive to my realtor. My realtor made a picture board of all the flower beds and displayed it at every open house.
Enjoy the upcoming planting season.
By bernadette from Indianapolis
In the current housing market, homeowners need every advantage they can get when selling their home. Making time to enhance your curb appeal is not only smart, it's an absolute must when competing for potential buyers.
Without a doubt, first impressions count and can be the deciding factor in whether you achieve a quick house sale or not. The idea behind curb appeal is to allow potential buyers to imagine how it will feel living in your house.