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The True Value of Curb Appeal

December 31, 2018

The term “curb appeal” gets thrown around a lot nowadays, especially when you talk to a realtor about selling your home. And that’s for good reason, too—how your home looks from the outside drastically affects its overall value. You could have a brand-new kitchen, upgraded bathrooms, high-end electronics and tons of other luxuries inside, but if your home is unappealing to anyone walking or driving past, its value drops quickly. Keep reading to learn more about curb appeal and how you can increase yours!

Evaluate your curb appeal

First things first, it’s up to you to objectively evaluate your curb appeal. Imagine yourself driving down your block and seeing your home for the first time, and take note of everything that’s wrong (or right) with your home. How does the paint or siding look? Is the lawn in disarray? Is the roof in good condition? How are the windows and doors? Additionally, take an objective look at the outside of your home at night to see how it looks after the sun goes down.

Jot down everything that you like and dislike about your property compared to others in your neighborhood. This is going to be your starting point for exterior remodeling in Fort Worth, TX!

Steps for improving curb appeal

Unless you just evaluated your house and determined that you have the best-looking home on the block, there are some easy things you can do to enhance the curb appeal of your home. Take the steps below and your home is guaranteed to be the talk of the neighborhood:

  • Cleaning: Possibly the easiest thing you can do to enhance your curb appeal is to clean the outside of your house. Use a power washer to clean your siding and driveway. Scrub your roof to remove any mold or moss. Clean all of your windows. Taking a few hours on the weekend to do all of this will boost your curb appeal without costing you very much.
  • Painting: Is the paint on your siding or trim starting to chip away or fade? If so, now is the time to touch it up. Nobody is going to buy a home that looks like a haunted house because it’s covered with chipped paint!
  • Landscaping: Your grass, flower beds, shrubs and trees should all look as good as possible at all times. Make sure everything is trimmed and lush. If a potential buyer is deciding between your house and one with a nice-looking lawn, they’ll probably choose the other house.
  • Call a contractor: Sometimes, enhancing your curb appeal should be left to the pros. Hiring a contractor to perform some remodeling or replace some shoddy-looking aspects of your home isn’t always very inexpensive, but you’re sure to get a lot more for your home when it’s time to sell after a contractor has worked on fixing it up.

Whether you’re thinking about selling your home soon or you just want to enhance its appearance, give The RockAway Company a call. We’re the top team in town for all sorts of exterior remodeling in Fort Worth, TX. From adding a room to replacing your windows and doors, we’d love to be your go-to team for the job!

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