Here are some tips to maximize your home’s curb appeal:

 

Front Door – Needs to be bright, clean and attractive. Consider a fresh coat of paint. Polish or replace worn doorknob and hardware. Hanging a modest wreath is a nice touch.

 

Lawn – The drought is basically over so your lawn needs to be a deep green, mowed, edged and raked. Brown spots and weeds are the kiss of death and set the wrong tone that you aren’t maintaining your property correctly. Consider hiring this out if needed.

 

Flower Beds – Pull weeds, prune bushes, add fresh flowers and bring in fresh bark. I prefer black or dark brown.

 

Mailbox – Make sure your mailbox looks sharp and freshly painted. Add attractive letters with your address. If possible, surround the base of your post with fresh flowers and bark.

 

Paint – If your home sorely needs exterior paint, do it. However, if it’s borderline, or your budget is tight, consider just painting the accent items, like shutters, trim and eaves.

 

Gutters and downspouts – If yours are old and rusting, they should be repaired/replaced or at least painted.

 

Driveway/walkways – At the very least do a pressure wash. If stains persist, look into some of the driveway cleaning products. If there are big cracks, consider having them filled and then have the driveway sealed and/or painted.

 

If you have questions about real estate, call me at (925) 240-MOVE (6683). Voted “Best of Brentwood” multiple times. To search the MLS for free, go to: www.SharpHomesOnline.com. Sharp Realty. #01245186

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