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If you want to increase your property value and attract potential buyers if your house is on the market, focus on these three areas to improve curb appeal.

Landscaping for the Changing Seasons

As summer comes to a close, you might need to replace some of the plants in your yard that have weathered the heat, especially the annuals that only bloom for a season. To improve curb appeal, replace dead flowers and plants with hardy blooms that thrive through the fall.

Some examples of colorful fall flowers to plant are mums, asters, and pansies. They are abundantly available at garden and home improvement stores at this time of year. It is also a good time to plant evergreen shrubs and trees that will grow year-round.

Focus on the Front Entrance

The front entrance of a house sets the first impression for guests, neighbors, and potential buyers. The front porch should be clean and tidy, so clear away any clutter. Remove spider webs and sweep the porch, steps, and walkway.

How could you improve your front door? It might need a fresh coat of paint, or maybe it’s time to replace the door entirely. If you have an older front door, consider replacing it with an insulated steel door to improve your security and energy efficiency year-round. Add a shiny knocker and kick plate to make the door stand out.

Improve Curb Appeal at Night

When your home is on the market, prospective buyers will drive by both day and night to see your home before touring. They will check out how safe the neighborhood seems and imagine what it would be like to live in your home.

Make the home more inviting with exterior lighting. A classy light fixture on one or both sides of the front door sets a different impression than a basic one. Solar stake lights lining the path to the house makes the home feel more welcoming. Enhance your landscaping by installing lights that illuminate bushes and trees. Lighting up your home at night not only helps to increase curb appeal, but it also boosts home security.

To boost curb appeal, focus on the above key areas. The landscape, front entrance, and exterior lights make a strong impact on how the whole home looks from the curb. Working on these aspects will impress your neighbors and potential buyers.

M&T Inspection Services provides home inspection services to buyers and sellers in Indianapolis. Contact us to schedule an inspection.