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Marta Brown, Blue Peach Realty, LLC.
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Can-Do Curb Appeal

by Marta Brown 06/02/2019

Curb appeal alludes to the visual attractiveness of your property by way of the road or sidewalk. When it comes to curb appeal, you can look to many places for inspiration. Entire magazines are dedicated to the topic, and many television shows, YouTube channels, and online blogs will give you unending advice on how to improve the look of your property. You can explore anything from simple DIY to large structural elements.

Keep it Clean

Curb appeal always starts with a piece of property that is clean and tidy. Pressure washing the exterior of your home and the driveway is a great start. Make sure your yard is mowed and edged with any debris cleared away. Trees and shrubbery need to be pruned up and in healthy condition. You will want to wash the inside and out of all the windows. Repair anything that may need attention such as loose siding, pavers or door handles for example. If your property has fencing, you will want to check the entire perimeter for any maintenance.

Pretty as a Picture

The landscaping choices and exterior elements of your house are the main pieces that make up your property's curb appeal. The layout of the yard can create a picturesque view for onlookers that sets a welcoming tone. Bear in mind the style of your home and the surrounding neighborhood. A simple pathway leading to your front door beckons; welcome. Well-manicured lawns and interesting plantings can speak volumes to the passerby. The way you play with different heights of plants, trees, and any architectural features can draw onlookers to take a second look. A wraparound porch with rocking chairs and some hanging baskets of colorful flowers on a farmhouse-style home invites you to pull up and sip some lemonade. A craftsman home with a beautiful pergola is a striking image that can create a porch-like feel in a small space.

In Living Color

The color combinations are a big way to make a statement. From the color, you choose for your house to the flowers and leaf colors in the yard the entire palette needs to work together. The front door color can make the whole front porch area pop. Trim colors can add dimension so can shutters, awnings, and gables. Placing a few containers strategically near the front entryway can add a lot of color and drama but doesn't take too much time, effort or money. You can keep the containers seasonally up to date and reap the curb appeal rewards all year long.

Tour some local open houses this weekend and note what elements of the curb appeal you enjoy most.

About the Author
Author

Marta Brown


Meet Marta Brown: Your Metro Atlanta Real Estate Professional

A current real estate investor, property manager, current business owner of Blue Peach Realty, LLC and former owner of other successful small businesses, I specialize in the purchase and sale of single-family homes in the Metro Atlanta area.  I work with individuals and families as well as real estate investors.  Prior to real estate, I worked for Fortune 500 companies in marketing, product management, sales and general management. 

 

Why I’m Different

Leveraging my experiences as a successful small business owner, I am known for excellent client service, problem-solving issues on both sides of the transaction, and attention to detail and as a skilled negotiator with my client’s best interest at heart.  I am dedicated to keeping my client informed along every step of the process of buying or selling a home while providing top-notch counsel and market insight.  I am honest with my clients, sometimes telling them things they might not want to hear but things that are in their best interest.  I am very knowledgeable about the real estate industry, have a lot of energy and work very hard to give my clients the best possible real estate experience.

 

In My Free Time

I love to paint using watercolors, primarily, reading, walking and writing in my spare time.  I spend as much time as I can with my siblings and nieces and nephews and live in Grayson with the love of my life, my husband, Raymond Brown, a real estate investor and licensed attorney.