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5 Quick Steps to Create Great Curb Appeal

Curb appeal is the wow factor that grabs the attention of a would-be buyer the moment they pull up to the curb of your home. Often talked about and often overlooked, creating that much desired curb appeal might not be as difficult as you think! Don’t worry if you don’t have a landscaper in your back pocket or money in your front pocket to hire one because there are some simple steps you can take to add curb appeal and have your buyers talking about your house all the way to the contract table!

5 Quick Steps You Can Take to Create Great Curb Appeal



Head to any home improvement or yard and garden store and stock up on some mulch. Talk with a specialist to help you pick which mulch is best for your yard. Did you know there are even different colors of mulch? A few bags of mulch spread in the beds of your front yard can make a world of difference. After you’re done laying the mulch, make sure to water it.




The grass doesn’t always have to be greener on the other side. With our mild winters here in the Lake Norman, NC, area, and the warmth of the upcoming spring already making its presence known, it’s time to work on that grass. There’s nothing more appealing than a house that has beautiful green grass. And since the summer sun isn’t scorching our yards just yet, the spring is a great time to aerate and fertilize.


Add Some Personality


There are a few ways you can add your own personal flair to your front yard, giving it fabulous curb appeal. Add a flag, some yard decor (don’t overdo on the yard gnomes) or even a quaint birdbath. If you have a flowerbed that is large and looks like it needs that something special, consider buying some large stones and then adding a small table and chairs or a bench. Your yard doesn’t have to be just like everyone else in the Charlotte real estate market, so have some fun adding your own personal touch!




Whether you are selling your home or just looking to give it that extra pizzazz this spring, adding color can go a long way. Head to the yard and garden store for some flowers that are already in bloom. Make sure to speak with a specialist so you are purchasing flowers or plants that will do well in the conditions of your yard – areas that are shaded or in direct sunlight. Add a variety of color options to your yard or stick with a single, bold color.


Now that winter has passed, your front yard is a clean slate, ready for your creative touches to bring it whole new life. If you’re looking to sell your home this spring, remember that the front of your home will be the first thing potential buyers see, and first impressions are extremely important. The next time the weekend weather is warm and dry enough, roll up your sleeves and enjoy a day transforming your front yard into a masterpiece.

And when you’re ready to list your home, we’d love to help you market it and get it sold! We offer $600 worth of free professional services, including staging, professional photography, and floor plans as well as years of proven results in the Lake Norman real estate area, working with sellers just like you. Contact us today and let’s get your house sold!

Keeping it real,

The Cloninger Properties Team

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