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Old 04-10-2016, 10:57 AM   #16
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The widening of the steps in the suggestions picture is a really nice touch, along with the broadening of the sidewalk off the driveway. I would use pavers in a smooth curve.

The flowers add a perfect touch, but would only be in bloom a few weeks of the year. I would not tear out that much grass for shrubs though.

You don't have room on that window for shutters.

Leave the upper rake trim and fascia and window trim white, but paint the gutter downspouts a color that matches the brick.
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Old 04-10-2016, 11:28 AM   #17
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I like the landscaping suggestions, but I think it is overboard. Your front yard is on the small side and all that eats up too much lawn.

But in general, look around your neighborhood for appropriate ideas. See what the other houses have, that your house doesn't.

It's hard to tell from the photo, but your front door area looks to be set back from the front window and is very dark. If it on the north side of the house and in the shade most of the time, anything you can do to brighten it up would be good. Bright color paint front door, a colorful Welcome mat, etc.

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Your huge flower bed idea is a turn off for a lot of people in my area. Some see that as a lot of yard work. It's easier to mow grass. It's also more of a blank canvas for people to imagine what they can do with it.

Try to keep your property clean and neat to appeal to the largest number of people. If you want to add some plants for color, do it in pots, flower boxes, or possibly a few annual plants in the existing beds. Don't over do it.

I would be more concerned about staging the interior of the house rather than the yards/exterior.
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No way would I add all those personal taste features to the front of the house if I was trying to sell!
I'd be spending all my money to make sure everything was clean inside and out, no peeling or stained paint, up grading the bathrooms and kitchen if needed.
Make sure all appliances and light fixtures match.
No burned out light bulbs, dripping or stained sinks toilets or tubs .
The yard looks fine the way it is.
There buying the house and location not the yard.
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Okay, here is an updated picture after we made the changes I had menitioned in my first post. Someone suggested a faux wood garage door. Do you guys think that would look better than what I already did? I want to appeal to the maximum amount of buyers. I was also thinking of painting the trim SW Anonymous grey to tone down the pink brick? I think I will tear up the small sidewalk and replace with a curved walk made of pavers. Thanks for suggesting that! Thank you to everyone for the suggestions!
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Okay, here is an updated picture after we made the changes I had menitioned in my first post. Someone suggested a faux wood garage door. Do you guys think that would look better than what I already did? I want to appeal to the maximum amount of buyers. I was also thinking of painting the trim SW Anonymous grey to tone down the pink brick? I think I will tear up the small sidewalk and replace with a curved walk made of pavers. Thanks for suggesting that! Thank you to everyone for the suggestions!
Nope, looks great!
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About the 'only' thing I would do.....add a solar 'gas light' near the mail box.
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Looks nice. I liked the white door, but I'm not looking to buy a house
Don't bother tearing up the sidewalk. ZZZZZ said a walkway of brick or pavers to the sidewalk.

Don't worry about it. See what the real potential buyers say. Then you can make changes if needed.

Also, if you take another photo, try to get the sunlight on the front of the house :}

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