Boosting your home’s curb appeal — its appearance from the public road — is important for two reasons: It makes your home look welcoming to guests and it attracts buyers to the property when you’re ready to sell.

Looking to sell your home in the spring? Here are suggestions to make a home attractive to potential buyers:

  • Pressure wash the home’s exterior — every surface you can, including the driveway, walkway, front steps and siding.
  • Clean windows — mix one cup of rubbing alcohol and two-thirds cup of white vinegar in a spray bottle with water and apply the solution with newspaper. Better yet, grab a partner and you can clean the windows from the inside while they clean the windows from the outside. It saves time! Read our guide on how to perfectly clean your windows.
  • Remove mold on your steps with oxygen bleach, not chlorine bleach.
  • Declutter the interior. That means reducing the number of furniture pieces and clear a path in each room to make the home look open.
  • Depersonalize. Remove any personal knick-knacks and pictures so potential buyers can see themselves in your home.
  •  Stage your home to make sure things look good and inviting

Even in the winter, you can do lots of things to make your home look great. 
Here are some examples:

  • Grab a hedge trimmer and trim the bushes — and prune, as needed — to make them more attractive and make windows more accessible.
  • Pull out all the weeds and apply pre-emergent fertilizer to prevent weed growth
  • Rake your flower beds and prep them for spring planting
  • Add new mulch — if you’ve used pine straw, try red woodchips to mix it up!

Watch the video above to find out more.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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