Imagine finding yourself driving through a neighborhood that entices all your dream home ideals to waken. Each house has some unidentifiable charm, a little hint of magic, inviting and serene or an exciting aesthetic. As you drive through you imagine what it would be like to live in each home. You readily imagine the life and architecture that the inside of the house would reveal. You find yourself repeating, that’s my favorite! No, that one is my favorite!  Much of this experience is triggered by a little something we like to call curb appeal. In this article, we’re going to demystify the secret measures that make a house enthralling, from the outside.

 

Curb appeal is known to make or break a deal. Zillow took the time to survey its real estate agents a couple years ago. They found that one of the 5 most important factors to selling, is curb appeal. Now, what are the tricks to the curb appeal trade?

 

  1. Make a Clean Frame: Remove Clutter
    Bikes and shovels openly displayed around the outside of your house can feel cozy, but, it’s not going to help you achieve the ultimate mouth-watering curb appeal effect. Frame your house with a clean and minimalist frame–remove the clutter outside. Even intentionally tall grasses can be difficult for a future buyer’s imagination to take in. Keep your outside clean and trim. While you don’t have to have a minimalist design or pristine outdoor look, do capture the imagination of a potential buyer by removing obvious traces of your own personal gardening life or outdoor preferences.
  2. So Fresh and so Clean
    Power wash your house. I’m talking sparkly clean. Blast off old dirt, discoloration and dust that you didn’t even know was there. You might be surprised how big of a difference a deep and thorough cleaning of the outside of your house, can make.
  3. The Door
    A charming door goes a long way in curb appeal. You don’t have to build a door out of stone, or hand carve floral detailing on a piece slice of oak, but you might consider a paint job. Sometimes just the right pop of color can go a long way. Take the whole of your front house into consideration as you choose a color, so you don’t end up picking something that clashes with your aesthetic.
  4. Attention to Detail: The Entryway
    Sometimes, the small details go a long way in the hunt for the perfect curb appeal. Here’s where you can let your entryway really shine. Remove old pots, random furniture, cracked decorations or faded hangings. Let the architecture of your entryway speak loudly. After you’ve removed furniture and such, give your entryway a deep clean and touch up.By following these 4 tips, you can make your home magically desirable and enchanting. That’s what we like to call a curb appeal win.
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