4 Tips for Boosting Curb Appeal

If you are selling your house, you will want to make certain your house has curb appeal to any prospective buyers driving by.  So what is curb appeal and how do you get it? Follow these tips to improve your curb appeal and be on your way to selling your home. View a few home listings from IDX/MLS that are current and updated daily in Boise Idaho:


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Clean Up Your Exterior – This means giving your home a good cleaning. Wash your siding, clean the gutters, and make sure there is no mildew or mold growing on the exterior of your home or driveway and sidewalks.

Manicure the Lawn – Cut the grass. If you are showing your home on a regular basis, make sure you are keeping the lawn trimmed and looking good.  You want to weed your flower beds, edge your sidewalks, and remove any undesirable grasses growing in the sidewalks and driveway.

Landscape – Take some time to clean up your existing landscape. Weeding, trimming trees, and mulching can be helpful.  You will also want to plant some flowers to spruce up the front if the weather is appropriate.

Check out the Night View – It is very common for potential buyers to drive by the house at various times during the day, including in the evening.  So don’t forget the night time curb appeal.  You can install dusk to dawn lights, landscaping path lights, or even decorative lighting. In addition, set your indoor lights visible from the curb on timers if you are not typically home.  A house seems more appealing and homey with soft light visible from the outside.