Your Palatine Township Home Curb Appeal Tips


Curb Appeal 1 copyIf you are planning to sell your home, no doubt you have probably heard the term Curb Appeal. Sellers need to make a great first impression to buyers, both online and in person. The best way to do this is to have incredible curb appeal. Regular yard maintenance and freshening up flowerbeds, a fresh coat of paint on the exterior, and cleaning your windows, are all great ideas to be remembered when preparing to list your property. If you want to take your curb appeal to the next level however, there is more you can do.

You want your home to be one which buyers will be excited to see. With impactful curb appeal, you can achieve this and reach more potential buyers. There are a variety of new trends when it comes to exterior home design. High tech and eco-friendly products are getting better and more diverse. With many buyers seeking homes with Smart and Green amenities, updating the exterior of your home can add greatly to curb appeal.

curb appeal 2One of the easiest and probably the most effective impacts you can make to your home’s curb appeal, is to upgrade your exterior lighting. LED lights have come a long way, and offer a cost-effective lighting option which can also allow you to do more when it comes to additional lighting accents. If you have a walkway, adding solar LED path lights help create an inviting entrance to your front door. Including them along your driveway or up the steps leading to your porch will also make a big difference. If your porch light is outdated, replacing it will add new vibrancy to your property.


curb appeal 3The front door itself can make a big impact towards effective curb appeal. As one of the best home improvement projects when it comes to Return on Investment (ROI), installing a new door is also a quick way to freshen up the look of your house. A solid door adds to a home’s durability, steel doors are great for added security benefits, and new fiberglass doors offer better resistance to wear and tear. Whatever type of door you choose, chances are a new one will also help with your home’s energy efficiency.

Another way you can add the wow factor into your porch, is to install a high-tech entry system. Video doorbells and Smart locks are growing in popularity, not only for the extra security they provide, but for convenience too. Including these small, but important features on your listing could go a long way towards attracting buyers who want a home with these types of amenities already included.

Impactful Curb appeal can help attract potential buyers to view your home. When it comes to helping my clients, I aim to make a positive impact towards all their real estate needs. When you are ready to sell, or buy a home, you want to work with a Realtor® who cares, and is ready to put their expertise to work for you. Learn more at our website,, then contact the Driscoll Properties Team at 847-533-6786 to help you discover the home of your dreams