Curb Appeal and First Impressions

Jennifer Goncalves

Jennifer Goncalves

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You only get one chance to make a great First Impression.

Welcome to our #KTQuickTips blog, where we give you our tips and advice on buying and selling real estate.

We are your favorite Milton Real Estate Agents, Ariel & Adrian of The Kormendy Trott Team! Today’s review is all about Curb Appeal, First Impressions and how you can kick it up a notch.

Have you ever waked or drove by a house and thought “Wow! That house is nice,” OR “Oh, that house needs some work.”?  That is known as curb appeal.  Coming from first-hand experience of showing houses to buyers and being able to hear their candid comments as they approach the front door, we’ve put together a list of three things you can do to ensure your first impression is a good one.


The first thing you can do is get your driveway sealed. You can get this done for a pretty low cost of about $100 – $200. You can also have a company come in and they’ll even repair the cracks and the divots in the driveway to make it look new again.


Second thing you can do is to replace those ugly builder’s light fixtures. Let’s face it, builders use bottom-grade, cheap fixtures and they show their age quickly. Replace them or, at an absolutely bare minimum, clean them up and replace the light bulbs so they look new again.


Builders also use cheap paints. After a few seasons your front door and garage door start to look weathered. Paint the garage and front doors to give a great first impression.


Simply cutting new edges around all of your gardens and dropping in some mulch makes a HUGE difference.  Do this and pull any weeds at the same time to ensure visitors fall in love at first sight.

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