The exterior of your home is the first impression passersby and potential buyers get about your property. It’s also the view you see when you look out your windows and spend time outdoors.

Luckily, curb appeal is easy, quick, and inexpensive to improve. It’s one of the best ways to increase your property value without a lot of effort!

Read our tips on how to boost curb appeal for a quick sale below and you’ll be set to transform your property into the best version of itself.

Power wash.

House with gravel pathway.

It’s easy for moss, mildew, and dirt to build up on your home’s siding and roof. The same goes for your porch, patio, walkway, and driveway – if they’re made of concrete. Often, years go by without any form of deep cleaning at all.

After a power washing, your home will be transformed – looking years newer, brighter, cleaner, and very well-maintained.

It’s important to be careful how you go about power washing, though, especially with the siding and roof of your home. You don’t want to damage your home’s components by pressure washing with too much force.

If you know what you’re doing and you own the right tools to clean gently, you can go ahead and complete a power washing project yourself.

If you choose to hire a contractor to complete the work, however, look for a company that uses a soft washing method like Carolina Power Washing.

As always, make sure you get quotes from a few different contractors, read reviews, and consider recommendations from people you trust before making a decision about who to hire.

Paint your front door.

House with painted door. How to boost curb appeal for a quick sale.

Painting your front door in an eye-catching shade is a relatively inexpensive way to make your home stand out from others nearby.

With Sherwin William’s Color Visualizer, you can “try on” paint colors before choosing the the perfect color pop to accent your home.

While you’re at it, replacing the hardware on your front door is the perfect enhancement to your front door color upgrade. Try a complementing brushed nickel, aged bronze, or matte black.

Invest in a new mailbox and house numbers.

White mailbox. How to boost curb appeal for a quick sale.

Your mailbox is one of the first things you, onlookers, and potential buyers see when they drive or walk past your home.

An updated mailbox makes a statement that your home is not only stylish, but cared for in a thoughtful manner on a regular basis. Likewise, a rusty mailbox that appears older than the house itself leaves the opposite impression.

You can choose from so many different mailbox designs. No matter how unique your taste, there will be something that suits your preference, price range, and style of your home.

Before moving on, also look over your house numbers. Whether they’re part of your front door or mailbox, it helps people locate your home easily when they’re readable.

Your local Home Depot or Lowes will carry a variety of styles in a wide range of prices.

Landscape your yard.

Home with landscaped yard.

Well-executed landscaping improves curb appeal in a big way. It’s not just a manicured lawn and neatly trimmed bushes, either. Though lawn maintenance makes an important difference, there’s more you can do to create an inviting outdoor space that you and everyone else will enjoy.

If you have a gravel driveway, a fresh layer of gravel instantly improves its definition and ability to frame your house.

Another way to upgrade your yard is to create a winding stone walkway that leads to your front door.

Putting down a solid layer of mulch in a color that complements your home also adds to the aesthetic of your yard. Mulch doesn’t cost much, and it only takes a few minutes to spread it over your flower beds and around your trees. You can line the edges with any type of stone or brick that catches your eye to complete the look.


Landscaped flower bed. How to boost curb appeal for a quick sale.

No curb appeal transformation is complete without some decorations.

Try garnishing your front porch and flower beds with fresh greenery and bright, seasonal flowers.

Hang shimmering porch lights over your front door, perhaps accentuating a timeless wreath. If you don’t think you’ll update your decor very often, be sure to go with a multipurpose wreath rather than a seasonal one.

Strategically placed outdoor furniture on your porch or patio turns your yard into a welcoming space where friends and family enjoy gathering and potential buyers can imagine their loved ones doing the same.

Would you rather get professional guidance on how to boost curb appeal for a quick sale? When you work with me, I will give you personalized tips about improving your curb appeal and staging your home for showings.

As a Realtor® and Broker who is passionate about helping people, I will make your home attractive to its ideal audience of ready, willing, and able buyers and negotiate the purchase. Contact me to move forward today.