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Increase Your Home's Curb Appeal

by Liz Miller 09/15/2019

Everybody loves a house with a great curb appeal. People pass by and say to themselves, “that house looks like I could buy it.” The greater the curb appeal of your house, the more buyers will be willing to pay for it if you decide to let it go. If you are willing to create a great first impression on anyone who comes visiting your home, you may try implementing any of these ideas to increase your curb appeal.

  1. Paint the front door and improve the exterior. Every visitor sees your front door so invest in a good coat of paint. Look for a bold and eye-catching color that makes the rest of the house stand out, but be careful not to mix clashing colors. Replace the bad mailbox, old number plates, and doorbell, and fix the sagging ceiling too.
  2. Clean your front windows and gutters. Clean up the windows and window blinds. Add extra lighting to make that view pop up. Rake up dead leaves and grass from the gutter. Remove vegetation that springs up in between the walkway.
  3. Install lighting outside. Add low voltage lighting everywhere around your home – the front porch, sidewalks and even on the driveway. This makes it look really great at night. It also serves as security lighting for you. If you can afford it, add a street lamp outside your home.
  4. Get rid of junk. Old furniture, bad vehicles, unruly garbage bins, and clutter around the front yard – all these add up to reduce the curb appeal of your home. Get rid of all the unsightly things that might distract from the image you are trying to create.
  5. Do some landscaping. Mow your overgrown lawn and plant flowers and shrubs. Get rid of weeds and fallen leaves. If you have space, you could plant two trees to frame the side of the house, otherwise stick to a garden and potted plants.
  6. Add outdoor artwork. For a classier and more sophisticated outlook, add external artwork like sculpture, marble or terracotta. Water sculptures and fountains are also a great choice, add some birdhouses and feeders to the mix, and you have got a great sight. You could also install wall art on your garage doors to give it an extra touch. Not sure of what kind of art to get, ask art students at any local art college near you, you might probably pick up a bargain.

Once you clean up your existing yard, talk to your real estate professional about the best look for the season.

About the Author
Author

Liz Miller

“Miami, where dreams come home” Liz Miller believes that attitude is everything – and attitude makes successful real estate transactions come about as a result of clear & open communications, particularly on the needs and expectations of her client(s) and the market conditions. That’s because her first priority when meeting a new client is to find out how she can best help them. Instead of just waiting for her turn to talk, she actively listens. Next, she gives them the information they need to move through the process of buying or selling a home with the least possible stress or uncertainty. While others might push a client to quickly make a choice, so they can move on to the next client, Liz urges her clients to think it through carefully before making a decision. Liz, who is originally from Cali, Colombia, moved to New York, and resided there for 15 years, she then relocated to Miami, Florida. She graduated and received a MBA from Nova Southeastern. With 12 years of experience in the financial industry, she wanted to utilize her skills. Real Estate was the right choice. She received her Real Estate License on March 2011. She chose real estate sales because she wanted to work with individuals and families – not just their paperwork.  Her positive attitude and patience gave her the opportunity to work with Compass Realty where she works with team JK. At the heart of Liz’s Real Estate practice, you will find “The 3 D’s”. They stand for Dedicated, Determined, and Dependable. Liz’s high level of loyalty and integrity resonates with buyers and sellers as she approaches each real estate transaction with enthusiasm and intellect. Liz’s mission: “I treat each customer as I would want to be treated and I try to make my buyers and seller’s experience stress-free and memorable”.  

When not busy with real estate, She likes to spend time with family and close friends.  She is a mother of two beautiful children. Liz, a Breast Cancer Survivor since 2017, she finds time to give back to her community. She is very passionate about volunteering her time and money to support Breast Cancer charities.  

“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”                           ~Theodore Roosevelt 

Education: 

MBA from Nova Southeastern

Languages: Spanish

Speciality: Residential & Commercial

License #:#: 3242326