Honey stop the car! This is THE home!

"Honey stop the car! This is THE home!" is a phrase frequently uttered by people house hunting. The reason? Curb appeal is important in home investing and staging. What are some easy tips to boost curb appeal? Read on!

  • Add landscape lighting.
  • Replace front door hardware, the mailbox, and house numbers.
  • Paint your front door, garage, and shutters.
  • Add a light fixture for your doorstep.
  • Use a seasonal wreath.
  • Plant flowers.
  • Spread some mulch.
  • Fertilize your lawn.

Blog article provided by Christina Cavins, a Nationally recognized Realtor with Irongate Inc. Realtors. Christina can be reached via email at ChristinaCavins@aol.com or by cell phone or text message at 1-937-205-4741. For Ohio real estate and homes see Ohio Real Estate.


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Comment balloon 4 commentsChristina Cavins • January 27 2010 06:46AM


Christina.....I have sign riders that say "honey stop the car"......they go in front of homes with great curb appeal!!!!

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) about 10 years ago

Hi Christina, You have to get them to want to see what other goodies are behind that beautiful home site!

Posted by Cynthia Bartch about 10 years ago

Great line.."Honey STOP the car"!!  And soooo right....it all begins at the curb.  One of the big pluses is MULCH....it makes such a BIG difference.  And I love the black/dark brown...it is so rich looking and frames the yard!  Thanks for all the pointers!

Posted by Kathy Burke, S.F. East Bay Home Staging (Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA) about 10 years ago

Great tips!

Color (like flowers or lighting) really intrigues people and brings them in.

Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Ilyce Glink, Best-selling author, award-winning TV/radio host. (Think Glink Media) over 9 years ago