Planting the right plants and cleaning dirt and debris can get you part of the way to ideal curb appeal. However, you also want to focus on other things, such as your mailbox, exterior color palette, and the condition of your outdoor features. Visual appeal from the curb is one thing, but the home should also look good upon closer inspection.
Make sure you have clean windows, spotless door handles, and crack-free mortar. While you’re beautifying, don’t neglect the backyard. Even though it won’t be visible from the road, buyers will walk around the house, and you don’t want their first impression to be ruined as soon as they turn the corner.
Curb appeal matters more than you might think. If a bad yard turns you in the other direction, it will do the same to your buyers. So get outside, hire a landscaper and gardener if you need to, and reap the benefits of beautifying your home’s exterior.