The Complete Curb Appeal Checklist (that gets your house sold!)


brick home with nice landscaping and all the items on the curb appeal checklistWhen your house is on the market, you want your house to look its very best so potential buyers are practically begging to come in. It’s called curb appeal, and it can be the difference between a potential buyer walking away and getting top sales price for your home. Adding curb appeal shows potential buyers 1) that your house is taken care of and well maintained, and 2) that the interior is just as inviting as the exterior of the home.

That’s why you can’t miss any steps on this complete curb appeal checklist. This is a time to be thorough and detailed (and if you can’t be-to hire someone who can). If you need more advice on how to add curb appeal of your home, contact a real estate agent to come to your home. They can give you tips that can improve the curb appeal of your home—and your chances of selling your home quickly and smoothly.

Driveway & Sidewalks

  • Repair cracks.
  • Seal driveway.
  • Clean driveway and sidewalks.

Deck & Porch

  • Repair any loose or warped boards.
  • Make sure your deck is safe and secure.
  • Repair and secure your deck and porch railings and steps so they are safe.
  • Stain your deck so it looks its best.

Home Exterior

  • Remove any faded or peeling paint, and put on a new coat.
  • Fix any broken or bent downspouts or gutters.
  • Pressure wash house.
  • Make sure your front porch light—and all other lights—work.
  • Wash your front door and clean your storm door and any windows in your door.
  • Make sure your door knobs work and are not loose.
  • Replace any loose bricks or siding.
  • Make sure your roof is in good repair and replace any missing shingles.
  • Wash your garage door and repair any squeaks.


  • Clean the interior and exterior of your windows.
  • Make repairs and caulk any gaps (or replace if needed).

Trees, Lawn & Flower beds

  • Prune your trees and bushes.
  • Remove any overgrown vegetation that covers the exterior of your house.
  • Mow your lawn and repair any brown spots.
  • Keep your flower beds weeded and neat.
  • Add fresh mulch to your flower beds.
  • Remove any dead flowers, trees, or bushes.

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