Curb appeal on a dime!

Curb appeal on a dime!

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Curb appeal on a dime!

Enhancing your curb appeal does not have to break the bank. Here are some sure-fire ways from realtor Rizwan Malik on how to do it as cost effectively as possible while getting the biggest bang for your buck!

Location! Location! Location! We all know this to be true when it comes to real estate. However, what is equally as important is what you find once you arrive at said location. Whether you have been living in your home for a while, recently purchased your home, or are looking to sell, first impressions matter. So, let’s ensure we make it a lasting one with great curb appeal!


Exterior paint

You’ve heard the expression, “A quart of paint goes a long way!” This is very true for the exterior of your home as well. Paint your front door, garage door (if you have one), any exterior flashing, eavestroughs, downspouts, exterior shutters, etc. Doing this will immediately enhance the look of your home and seal these areas from the elements. Maybe pick a different colour to also change the overall vibe, all the while spending next to nothing doing it!


Walkways and Driveway

Now, if you have an asphalt driveway, be sure to seal it and instantaneously you have a more striking home. If you have an interlock driveway and/or walkway, be sure that it is all level. Remove all sinking bricks and level off by packing fresh gravel underneath. The attention to detail will not only make you happy, but it will also resonate with anyone visiting your home.



Don’t have a green thumb? Not to worry! Just ensure that you maintain the landscaping you do have. Always be sure that the grass is cut, the flowerbeds are clean and topped off with topsoil. Maybe place a couple planters by your front door and the great thing about this is that you’re able change what you plant in them seasonally!


Often overlooked but never missed! Curb appeal is non-negotiable, so try and implement some of what I have mentioned above and you are well on your way to having one of the most striking homes on the block.

--Rizwan Malik 





Rizwan Malik, Senior Vice President of Sales at Sotheby's International Realty Canada; Real Estate Expert Cityline; Co-Star - HGTV Hot Market  

Rizwan Malik is a qualified fount of knowledge regarding the Canadian real estate market. Rizwan keeps his finger on the pulse of today’s evolving markets. He breaks down its continuing complexities into easy-to-understand terms for all home buyers.


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Curb appeal on a dime!