Bradenton Florida Real Estate News

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

The $5 Home Makeover

Real estate professionals in Sacramento, Calif., suggest five $5 investments that boost curb appeal or make a listing more attractive to potential buyers:

• Give the trim around the front door a fresh coat of paint, covering up fingerprints and dings.
• Fertilize the grass so it’s bright green.
• Hang a small flag that says, “Welcome.”
• Place a big pot of yellow marigolds in the foyer – yellow makes people feel comfortable.
• Dribble a few drops of vanilla on the oven door and turn it to low. (It’ll smell just like cookies baking.)

Source: The Sacramento Bee, Jim Wasserman (05/04/07)

I would add:

  • Lay out a fresh welcome mat for the front door

  • Upgrade lightbulbs to a higher wattage for more light

  • Install a scented A/C filter

  • Spread a few bags of fresh mulch in the flower beds

  • Set the table with new attractive place mats

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