How to Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal


Every little detail matters when you’re trying to sell your home. The first impression is crucial for potential buyers. For some people, the first thing they see can make or break the deal. Thankfully, Home Avenue is here with some easy steps to improve your home’s curb appeal.


  • Spruce Up The Entrance

When guests come to your home and are waiting for you to let them in, what else do they have to do other than examine every inch of your entrance? No matter how new or old your home is, there is always something that can be cleaned up. Sprucing up the front of your home can be as simple as power washing it, knocking down webs and leaves, or painting it to match the rest of the property.


  • Upgrade The Hardware

Over time, metal that’s left outdoors wears and oftentimes rusts. While you may not mind the quirks of your home, your potential buyers could be turned off by those features. Replacing old door knobs, locks, mailboxes, light fixtures, or anything else that may look worn is simple and cheap. Metal items are the priority when it comes to replacement as they frequently wear out, but it’s important to stay on top of all repairs.


  • Balance Your Yard

Just like the rest of your property, it is important to take care of the entirety of your yard, not just the parts you think are most important. While potential buyers will first see the front yard, it is as equally important to take care of the back. Chances are, they’ll want to go see the backyard and might be turned off when it is in a worse condition than the front.


  • Add Hardy Landscaping

Just like making sure your entire lawn is taken care of, it is important to ensure your landscaping is up to parr. Adding flowers or miniature gardens around the sidewalk or driveway can draw the eye of the potential buyers, bringing a cheerful visual and a more powerful first impression. Landscaping depends on personal preference, but even a little can go a long way.


  • Build Window Boxes

Adding window boxes to your home is an easy way to get the same effect as landscaping without quite so much work. Planting flowers or different greens in window boxes brings a brightness to your home that may not have been there previously, again, drawing the eye of the buyer.

Contact Home Avenue Today

If you’re in the Twin Cities metro and looking for help selling your home, look no further than Home Avenue. Our experts will take you through the process, ensuring you get the exposure and market you need to sell your home. Give us a call at 952-929-7355, or message on our contact page.