First impressions are everything, especially when you are trying to sell your home. You don’t get a second chance to make a good first impression. As such, you will want to ensure your home has excellent curb appeal.

According to the National Association of Realtors, over 60% of curious homebuyers will drive by and take a better look at a house they saw for sale online. Should a potential homebuyer drive by your home, what will they see?

Well, there are many things they will see depending on how well you keep up the exterior of your house. For example, they might see a nice yard overgrown with weeds. They might also see a front door in dire need of a fresh coat of paint.

William Raveis Real Estate, home of your real estate agent in Bath, offers these handy tips for better curb appeal.

Outdoor Art

Adding a metal cutout, birdbath or even a nice sculpture will improve your curb appeal drastically. Choose a piece of artwork that will compliment your home or choose something that reflects your or your family’s personality.


When was the last time you painted anything on the outside of your home? You don’t have to paint the entire exterior of your house to improve curb appeal. Just painting the front door, shutters or trim can make a huge difference.

Check the Mailbox

Whether you have your mailbox mounted on a post in your front yard at the end of the driveway or attached to your front porch, we are willing to bet it could use a little attention.

It might not seem like a big deal, but chances are your mailbox sticks out like a sore thumb. You can improve your home’s curb appeal by either getting a new mailbox or painting your existing one.

Plant a Tree

Planting a tree or two is a good way to increase curb appeal.

Flower Boxes

One of the most common ways to improve curb appeal is by adding a flower box here and a flower box there. You can install them on your front porch railing for a touch of class or under your windows to add color and beauty.

Trim the Bushes

It doesn’t matter how great your home looks on the outside if nobody can see it. You have a freshly painted exterior to show off but you also have overgrown trees and shrubbery that cover it up.

Some homeowners like the look of bushes and trees covering their homes, but they can make your home look dark and uninviting. In addition, overgrown trees and bushes can rub up against your house and scrape the paint.

Exterior Lighting

We are willing to wager that you haven’t given your exterior lighting a second thought. The chances are pretty good that your front porch light fixture is faded and out of style. A new light fixture will make a lot of difference in how your home looks.

If you are ready to sell your home, give William Raveis Real Estate a call.