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How to Give Your Property More Curb Appeal

As interest rates continue to rise and economic uncertainty looms, the real estate market remains particularly competitive. As a home seller, it’s important that your house stands out and makes a lasting impression on interested buyers.

In today’s blog post, let’s consider eight ways to give your property more curb appeal.

1. Spruce up garage door.

Add a fresh coat of paint and new hardware to your garage door for an instant update. Match the hardware finish on your front door for a cohesive look.

2. Add an outdoor rug.

This project is by far the easiest one on the list. Add a pop of color to your patio or deck with a new outdoor rug. For a cozy feel, you can also add matching rugs to all exterior doors.

3. Build an outdoor fire pit.

It’s no secret that Central Florida residents love their outdoor living spaces. Add an outdoor fire pit and seating area to your backyard for a new hangout area. Potential buyers will immediately envision nights spent roasting marshmallows and laughing with friends.

4. Upgrade your sidewalks with brick.

Make your front walkways or backyard paths stand out with a brick border. Dig a small trench about the width of your brick along the edges and even it out with sand or gravel. Then, add the border. Voila! This inexpensive project adds both interest and charm to any sidewalk.

Is your yard lacking functional walkways between areas? Consider adding new sidewalks or stepping stones between the driveway and front porch or backyard patio and fire pit.

5. Hide your air conditioning unit!

It’s no secret that an air conditioning unit can be an eyesore on an otherwise beautiful home exterior. For an easy fix, build an attractive wooden cover around it (pictured below). Visit the Ugly Duckling House for a simple tutorial.

6. Brighten up your flower pots and garden beds.

Plant new flowers for an added pop of color in your yard. You can also add interest to your patio areas with hanging pots of matching arrangements.

7. Add a wreath to your front door.

A wreath makes home buyers feel welcome before they even set foot in your home. You can use it to add a seasonal touch to your space too. For spring, hang a wreath with touches of white or pastel colors; for summer, pick one with bright colors that complement your home’s exterior paint; for autumn, choose a wreath with dried leaves and pinecones; and for winter, grab one that features winter berries and pine needles. If you want to keep it simple, grab a boxwood wreath and use a pretty wreath hanger.

8. Build do-it-yourself wooden shutters.

Nothing adds charm or character to a home like wooden shutters around the windows. This project can be costly, so consider a DIY approach (like this one from the DIY Network) to save money.

Let The Urban Dog Group help you with your real estate needs. Contact Christine Elias at

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