40 simple tricks for boosting your home's curb appeal

Whether your family needs a bigger house or you scored a sweet new job and have to move or just crave a change of some sort, deciding to sell your house is a big decision. But preparing your house for the big sale can be a time-consuming and frustrating experience. If you want top dollar for your humble abode, you’ve got to spend hours inside and out, refreshing and updating the thing from top to bottom. (And yes, that means dropping some dough on any needed repairs, whether some rotten siding or a whole new HVAC system.)

But the main draw to buyers when first laying eyes on your soon-to-be-sold home is the "curb appeal," or, to put a definition to this industry parlance, how it looks from the street. If you can draw potential buyers in with that first glance, you're far more likely to convert them into proud new owners. Sprucing up the outside of your house and transforming it into an über-attractive abode is eminently doable. Just spend a few weekends putting a bit more sweat equity into your house and it should make it off the market in no time. And who knows: with all of the new gorgeous upgrades, you may just want to keep it after all. 

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