5 Easy Steps to Increase Your Curb Appeal

When you begin to consider selling your home, you suddenly see you house through new eyes. All the wear and tear, scratches and dings that are simply part of your treasured family memories, suddenly become eyesores needing touch-ups. And no matter how many years you’ve owned your present home, you can still remember the process of house hunting.

When a buyer and realtor have five houses lined up to view in a single day, it’s important to make sure your home makes a positive and memorable first impression. The best way to do this is to increase your home’s curb appeal. Below, we have accumulated a step-by-step guide with blogs from the professionals at ProTect Painters, as well as our sister company, Five Star Painting.

White Exterior HomeWhere to Start? Exterior Paint

Before house hunters even turn off the ignition, and exit their vehicles, you want your house to make them say, “Wow!” Having a fresh and trendy exterior paint job is a sure way to do it. One example is to choose white for your exterior. This color makes your home look larger and has a clean, classic look. Then, pick a prominent accent color to highlight a unique and beautiful design element. Find more expert advice in the blog “House Exterior: How the Right Paint Color Helps Add Appeal.”

Secret Weapon for Making Your Home Look Younger

Everyone fights the passage of years and the wrinkles that come with them, and homes are no exception. As your home ages, proper maintenance and improvements are needed to help it stay “looking young.” A great way to make your home’s exterior look crisp is updating its shutters, trim and railing. It’s the small details that matter sometimes, and in this case, it couldn’t be more true. A fresh paint job on these items will help give your house back a little pizzazz. Learn more about options in our blog “Exterior Trim Paint | Make Doors, Shutters & Railings Stand Out.”

Painted Red DoorVisitors Are Greeted First by Your Door

Before anyone’s smiling face, a visitor to your home is greeted by your door. So, having a fresh paint job is akin to giving your door a smile! Did you know your door doesn’t even have to be removed for this work? Learn more in our blog “Paint Your Front Door As It Hangs.”

A Worthwhile Investment

Deciding which improvements to make before putting your home on the market can be a tough decision, especially if you are trying to reserve cash for a down payment on a new house. But, in the long run, the to-dos discussed in this step-by-step list may very well be a worthwhile investment of time and money. Your efforts may help you ask for a higher resale price. Learn more in our blog “Curb Appeal: Increasing the Real Estate Value of Your Home.”

Do It for Me Versus DIY

In a perfect world, there would be time to make all the updates you want to your own home. But reality means jobs, kids, chores, homework, travel and more to juggle, let alone doing your own exterior paint job. If you need an extra hand from the professionals, schedule your free estimate online with ProTect Painters today.

Looking for other great ways to increase your curb appeal beyond paint? Check out these tips from our fellow Neighborly brand The Grounds Guys. They have the expertise to make landscape a part of your curb appeal boosting plan.

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