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Boosting Your Property’s Curb Appeal

On Behalf of | Jan 26, 2015 | Firm News |

In a competitive housing market, it’s important to make your home stand out from the crowd. One of the best ways to attract potential buyers is to make sure your property looks as appealing as possible from the outside. That way, anyone driving around to check out your neighborhood or just passing by is that much more likely to take an interest. Today, Home Key Title & Closing Inc. would like to offer a few tips on how to achieve this.

Clean up

Hiring a power washer to clean the outside of your home can really help it look more attractive. You’ll be surprised at how much difference it can make! Take the time to thoroughly clean all your windows too (consider hiring a window cleaner if some are really hard to reach).


If it’s within your budget, repainting the exterior of your property is a great way to boost its appeal. Just be sure to stick with a fairly neutral color, as they’re likely to appeal to the greatest number of potential buyers.

Freshen up your front door

The front door often acts as the focal point of a home’s exterior, so make sure yours is helping make a good impression. Give it a lick of paint in a striking color and replace or polish up your doorknob, letterbox and house numbers.

Light it up

Illuminating your porch or doorstep will give your home a safe, inviting atmosphere, not to mention the fact that buyers need to be able to see your home in order to appreciate it! If you have a front yard, consider installing some solar lights running up the path to your door to draw potential buyers’ eyes to your property.

Get your yard in order

However beautiful your property looks, if your yard is shabby or dishevelled then buyers are likely to steer clear. Simply mowing your lawn and pruning back your shrubbery can have a surprising impact, but to go the extra mile consider planting some flowerbeds or installing a water feature or other garden sculpture. Just remember to pick colors and styles that complement the exterior of your home.

If you’re looking to purchase a new property once yours has sold, you no doubt want to protect your investment. It’s crucial that you shield yourself from any problems with your new property’s deed, so to secure title insurance in Westborough, be sure to contact Home Key Title & Closing Inc. at (508) 475-5502.

Make sure to read our other guides on topics such as avoiding common selling mistakes.