Whether you are a buyer and need to sell your home first, a seller preparing to list your home, or a homeowner just looking to make a few low-cost upgrades, make your home more appealing with these quick and easy tips:

  1. Plant bushes in the front yard that add color and texture.
  2. Buy a new doormat.
  3. Put a pot of bright flowers (or a small evergreen in winter) on your porch.
  4. Put new doorknobs on your front door.
  5. Put a fresh coating on your driveway.
  6. Reseed your grassy areas or lay new sod.
  7. Add crown molding or chair rails to a room or rooms.
  8. Buy new storage bins/baskets for the Living Room or Office, where items tend to pile up.
  9. Buy a new mailbox.
  10. Upgrade your outside lighting.
  11. Use warm, incandescent light bulbs for a homey feel.
  12. Polish or replace your house numbers.
  13. Repaint your exterior trim.
  14. Put out potpourri or burn scented candles.
  15. Buy new pillows for the sofa.
  16. Buy a flowering plant and put in a window you pass by frequently.
  17. Make a centerpiece for your table with fruit or artifical flowers.
  18. Replace heavy curtains with sheer ones that let in more light.
  19. Buy new decorative towels for common bathrooms.
  20. Put a seasonal wreath on your door.