Mary Harmon Young
Mary Harmon Young

Curb Appeal Guide

Curb appeal helps home sales. A well maintained exterior gets buyers in the door. Does your home have curb appeal? Use our checklist to make sure your home is ready to sell.

Inspect the Ground

  • Remove any building materials, scrap wood, discarded household items, etc. from the property.
  • Store garbage cans in the garage.

Check the home from the roof line down.

  • Is the roof free and clear from obstructions and moss?
  • Are the gutters clear and neatly hung?
  • Are the windows clean and free from obstructions (such as overgrown bushes or trees)?
  • Are bushes, trees and shrubs neatly pruned?

Inspect the condition of the paint or siding.

  • Is it time to power wash the siding?
  • Is touch up paint needed?
  • Is the front door in good shape?

Check the condition of the plants around the home.

  • Are plants neatly pruned?
  • Is the flower bed free and clear of weeds?
  • Is the flower bed properly mulched?
  • Are flowers in bloom?

Keep the lawn neatly groomed.

  • Is the lawn mowed?
  • Is the lawn free from weeds?
  • Is the lawn free from grass clippings?
  • Is the lawn neatly edged?