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Tip Tuesday: Make Small Improvements to Have a Large Impact: 2/5

A first impression is everything. When a prospective buyer sees the first picture of your home or drives into your driveway, there’s an immediate impression and “feeling” that they have.  Is it excitement?  Warmth?  Being impressed?  Or is it doubtful?  Skeptical?  Are they already creating a list of things that are wrong?  Your curb appeal and outside of your home is essential.

When we say curb-appeal, people can get overwhelmed or say “I’m not a gardener.”  Well, I’m not either.  But, there are small, affordable things you can do to make a large impact.  Even if you’re not thinking about selling, still do it.  That way if the time ever comes to sell, then you’re ready!

This is our 5 part Tip Tuesday series in which we’ll be sharing small improvements to have a large impact.

Tip 2: Today’s tip is add life to your front door.


Here is my front door before:



Here is my front door after. 

Just a wreath that I found in my basement and a $7 door mat (from Ocean State Job Lot) that I layered on top of the previous mat to have a larger impact and I added some wow!  Could I add more?  Yes.  Do I need to? No.


When a prospective buyer walks up to your front door, their immediate impression is something that becomes memorable, not just a boring door like any other house.  Even if you’re not ready to sell, if you do this seasonly and store items in bins then after 1 year you’ve done the work and you have 4 bins of different seasonal decorations.  Year by year add a little more.  Then, when the time does strike to sell you’ll be ready!


Here’s a link to Tip 1.


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