5 Ways To Make Your House the Center of Your Neighborhood

Posted by Brad Pauly on Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 at 10:38pm.

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At Pauly Presley Realty, we want to make sure that your house stands out. We very much want your house to be the envy of all of your neighbors. Over time, that pristine house in a great Austin neighborhood may fade into the background a little bit. Instead of letting your home be a victim to the ravages of weather and time, take your property into your hands and make your house the center of the neighborhood.

Here are the best ways to upgrade your home for more curb appeal.

Fresh coat of paint.

It might sound a bit obvious, but it also needs to be reiterated: new paint can completely change a house. Not just the color, either, but the way the home pops off of the curb. Over time, exteriors naturally fade, which is why some tender love and care can completely change the way not just how your home looks, but also how it feels. While a new paint job can be both financially and time-intensive, your home will be absolutely transformed into an astounding attraction in your neighborhood.

Spend a lot on the little things.

A doorknob is a doorknob, plain and simple. That doesn't mean that you have to treat it like a doorknob. Put in the time and effort for small elements like doorknobs, mailboxes, address numbers on the house, and other tiny things that will spruce up your property. That way, the next time someone goes to open the door, instead of just walking in, you'll have an amazing conversation starter.

Add lighting on the outside.

Even if you're living in an 800 square foot house, adding the right kind of lighting can add a dramatic flair to the exterior. By pointing the lights up in strategic directions, your house can suddenly be so much larger by playing with shadows and light. It's a quick, easy way to bump up the curb appeal of your real estate.

Make your walkway an event.

Your house is your crown jewel. Treat it like the treasure it is and create a walkway that engages people from the moment they step out of their car. Adding engaging color through greenery, stone pathways, and small knick knacks. It gets people to engage with your house before they've even set a foot inside.

Market your house.

Okay, so don't buy a billboard advertising how great your house is, but chances are you have a Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc. Show people the process of revitalizing your house all along the way. See what they think and talk with them about how easy or hard it was. If you are showing how excited you are about your home, other people will be excited about it, too!

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