How to Increase Curb Appeal in Your Home for the Highest ROI

Renting out your home for the highest rate possible, sometimes means investing in a higher level of curb appeal. Curb appeal is simply when the exterior of your home looks its best. With some homes, increasing curb appeal means a complete overhaul of the yard space. With others, it could be as simple as a new color of paint for the front door.


When in doubt, go green. We’re not talking spray paint (yes, we’ve seen this before), but putting in an organized system of planters for flowers, and making sure your lawn is in tip top shape. This will immediately increase your rental property’s curb appeal. Thankfully, if any of our clients need lawn services, Nomadic Real Estate has partnerships with the top service providers across the DMV! We are always happy to put you in touch with the right professional.

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Here in DC it’s important to have your fence up par as far as appearances are concerned. We recommend a fresh coat of paint, fixing any bent sections, or removing it altogether if it serves you best.

Painting/Pressure Washing

A fresh coat of paint will go a long way in increasing that curb appeal. If you are on a budget, but still want to make your place sparkle, go for a good pressure washing! It’s not only budget friendly, but stripping away years of dirt from your home and driveway, is incredibly therapeutic. If you’re not into getting wet – no worries! We have partnerships with quality vendors that will do the work for you, at an affordable price.

Light Fixtures

Adding exterior light fixtures stand to create symmetry and style around your door. This adds great curb appeal and fantastic ambiance when the sun goes down.

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Outdoor Furniture

Whether you have a porch, a front yard, or even want to spruce up your sidewalk, it’s all possible and it all adds tremendous curb appeal!

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Make Your Front Door Pop

Having a vibrant and colorful door is already a trend in the DMV. Owners of cookie cutter row houses differentiate themselves and their own touch of character by painting their doors a drastically different color than their neighbors.The result creates a unique character and increased curb appeal for each home, as well as, added vibrancy to the neighborhood. It’s also great to add seasonal wreaths or any sort of door decor.

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These are just a few tips to help increase your curb appeal without having to do too much overhaul and maintenance. Of course, there are always more complex options in increasing curb appeal, like fountains fountains, pools and decks, but we will save that for another time!

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