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4 Curb Appeal Faux Pas That are Killing Your House Sale

Curb appeal is still very much important, and every single home can benefit from improvements. Working with a real estate agent is the best way to get the inside information and expert tips on improving your home’s odds of selling. However, are you overlooking some major mistakes just because you’re so used to them?

Take oil stains on the driveway for example. Your eyes and brain have probably teamed up to consider those spots “normal” and you might not even notice them. However, it’s one of the first things prospective buyers see when they pull up.


Here are some of the most common curb appeal mistakes sellers make and how to fix them:

1. A not so green lawn

Only in extreme circumstances, such as the California drought, can you risk having a lawn that’s anything but green. There are many ways to go green, including quality faux grass as is suggested by the LA Times and eco-minded experts. Whether real or not, a green lawn signifies health, wealth and happiness which is exactly the kind of mood you want your buyers to be in.