Creating Curb Appeal

Dated: 04/30/2014

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Everyone recognizes curb appeal when they see it.  Creating curb appeal for your home is not as difficult as you may think.  It does take a little work and some investment, but almost any house can benefit from some outside sprucing up.  Spring is here and now is the time to make the home shine, whether for sale or to enjoy.  Here are few ideas.       

     First, the yard has had a difficult winter; it needs to be cleaned.  Rake the leaves that have blown in, prune shrubs and grasses, and have trees trimmed if needed.  Now that the basic clean up has been done focus on other areas, such as planter beds.       

     Planter beds should be cultivated; this loosens soil after winter compaction.  This allows water to penetrate easier.  If annuals or perennials are to be planted do it now.  After weeding, cultivating and planting apply a layer of mulch to hold in moisture and create a neat look.   Now focus on the largest area of your yard the lawn.      

     The lawn usually covers the largest part of the yard and making it look good goes a long way to enhance that curb appeal.  Have the lawn power raked to remove thatch build up and aerate.  After these have been done apply a fertilizer ensuring that the spring growth has the nutrients it needs to thrive.         

     Enhancing a properties curb appeal will help it sell faster and show better.  It also shows pride of ownership and tells buyers that the owner cares and takes care of the property.   If you are getting ready to sell, work on curb appeal, it sows the seeds to a sale. 

    Centennial CO Real Estate  Steve Dunbar working in Walnut Hills, Palos Verdes, Homestead and Heritage Place.  Assisting buyers and sellers in making the right choices.

  Steve Dunbar  
Exit Realty DTC
  Englewood, CO 80112
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Sheryll White

As a Full Time real estate agent for the past 23 years, Sheryll has helped hundreds of home owners in Colorado buy and sell their homes. Sheryll's easy going, no pressure style and her in depth knowl....

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