Summer is right around the corner – and if you’re thinking about selling your home in Catonsville (or elsewhere in Maryland, including Ellicott City or Owings Mills), there are five things you can do to spruce up its curb appeal well in advance of listing it.

5 Sizzling Summer Curb Appeal Tips That Can Help You Sell Your Home in Catonsville

Check out these tips while you’re getting your home ready to sell:

  1. Get a new mailbox
  2. Put up new house numbers
  3. Paint the essentials
  4. Add potted plants to your porch
  5. Clean up the entire yard

Here’s a closer look at each.

#1. Get a New Mailbox

If your mailbox has seen better days, it might be the perfect time to install a new one. Plant seasonal flowers at its base – some people prefer annuals that are easy to care for – to really get buyers’ attention. Your new mailbox doesn’t have to be fancy, though. It just has to be new, clean and neat.

Summer Curb Appeal TipsCheck your HOA’s rules if you’re not already familiar with them. Make sure you’re following the USPS’s guidance on distance from the road and height, too.

Summer Curb Appeal Tips From the Pros

#2. Put Up New House Numbers

Shiny new house numbers are like an instant facelift for your home. Even if yours still look okay, this cheap pick-me-up might be the perfect finishing touch. Choose numbers with a modern, upscale design – and match them to your exterior light fixtures to create a balanced, coordinated look.

Pro tip: If your light fixtures are dated (read: gold), update them, too.

Summer Curb Appeal Tips - Plants

#3. Paint the Essentials

Talk to your Catonsville REALTOR® about whether you should repaint your front door, trim and shutters. You might not need to, but your agent will know for sure. (If everyone else in the neighborhood has a freshly painted door, you have to keep up with the Joneses.)

#4. Add Potted Plants to Your Porch

Say that five times fast – and then start picking out your plants. Some of the best flowers you can add just outside your front door or anywhere else on your porch include:

  • Black-eyed Susans
  • Bergamot
  • Cardinal flower
  • Butterfly weed
  • New York Ironweed

#5. Clean Up Your Entire Yard

Pick up all the debris left over from spring and make sure all your kids’ toys are neatly put away. Pull up weeds, power-wash the driveway, cut the grass and edge around the walkways. Make sure all your windows are spotless, too, because buyers will be looking at them from the road. Clean out your gutters and check for spots where algae or moss might be growing on or near the roof, as well.

Are You Selling a Home in Catonsville?

We can market your home to all the right buyers. When you’re ready to put your home on the market, call us at 443-955-1227 to find out how! If it’s easier, fill out the form below and we’ll get back to you right away.

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