Little Things That Mean A Lot

You’ve heard the expression “The Devil is in the details.”  According to that great online know-it-all, Wikipedia, the phrase expresses “the idea that whatever one does should be done thoroughly; i.e. details are important.”

So, since we’re talking about curb appeal, let’s think small — the little things that will mean, but not cost, a lot.  lara taylor real estate charlotte nc

What’s Your Number?

Your house number that is. For far less then your monthly morning coffee budget you could make an addition to your home for sale that could pay off big time. Take a look at your house number. Is it easy to find?  Proudly displayed?  Bright and shiny?  It should be — all three!

So, go play the numbers.  Think oiled bronze for a more traditional home, brushed nickel for houses that are more modern. House numbers are easy to find, inexpensive, and almost certainly something you can do yourself in no time at all.

Knock Three Times

Why stop at digits?  Why not freshen all of the hardware leading up to and into your home?  Make sure it all matches and consider the following elements:

  • door knocker
  • entry door lockset
  • wall-mounted mailbox
  • mail slot
  • lighting fixtures

You’ll have potential buyers banging down the door to get in!

Mailbox Matters

Lastly, be sure to consider your mailbox. You can turn an often overlooked feature into a selling point with a small investment in a new mailbox and a little landscaping.

There are many styles from which to choose. I advise selecting a mailbox that is in keeping with the style of your home. And though you may be tempted to buy one of those funny fish mailboxes or an adorable faux cottage, I say skip it in favor of something neat, sleek, and upscale — three words that you can apply to almost any home improvement project.


Lara Taylor – Realtor/Broker


Twitter – @AskForLara




About askforlara

Lara Taylor is a professional Realtor located in Charlotte, NC. Offering luxury homes, starter homes and vacation homes, buyers and sellers both will find everything they need with Lara. Proud to represent Remax Executive.
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