Being a Realtor, I hear the word “curb appeal” just about every day.  There are homes on search sites such as and Zillow that jump off the page and demand your attention.  We’ve all driven by a house that catches our attention and immediately think to ourselves “That is a great house”! That is exactly what you want people to say about your home when its on the market.  A high curb appeal factor will make someone who had their mind made up on a two story, consider looking at a ranch. Fall is the perfect season to think about the simple things you can do to increase the curb appeal for your home’s much easier than you think.  Happy decorating!

  • Take a good look at the front of your house.  Is it clean? What about those cobwebs that always gather under the porch roof and across the lights?  It’s time to clear them away!

  • Are the bushes trimmed and the landscaping in check?  Do you have any dead shrubs or trees? The past rainy summer was tough on many plants and you may have some clean up to do.

  • Could your front door use a fresh coat of paint?  Consider a color that coordinates but will pop and make a good door, great!  The most popular colors for 2018 were light violet, steel blue, cobalt blue, pure white and a sunny yellow.  

  • What about updating old hardware and replacing a door handle that has seen better days.  Perhaps your current hardware just needs a good cleaning, polishing and tightening.

  • A wreath on a door makes a great statement.  Everyone loves a beautiful fall wreath full of the colors of the season.  A swag over the top of the door is always a welcomed sight. Your door should give visitors an idea of what to expect inside the home so don’t be afraid to drift from the norm and make it more your style.  

  • Never underestimate a few well placed mums and pumpkins!  Tis the season, and a some brightly colored mums and fat pumpkins will bring a sense of warmth and welcome to any door!  

To learn how to make your own beautiful fall wreath in a matter of minutes with AYG’s very own Diana Das, follow this link!