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8 Ways to Boost Your Curb Appeal this Spring

Spring is here and with it arrives a fresh, welcome change. This brings a great opportunity to boost your home's curb appeal. Even if you are not looking to sell this season the infographic below offers great insight for sprucing up your home's exterior. Nothing feels better than hitting the refresh button! Check out the tips below for the best ways to renew your home's outer glow.


Spring is in the air, and so is Spring Cleaning!

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It's that time of year again - spring cleaning! Deep cleaning your home during the change of seasons is especially important if you are looking to sell. Buyers will take note, and it will help your home stand out among the competition. A fresh home is an inviting home! Use the tips below to give your home the spring makeover it craves.


The first thing buyers will notice is the exterior of your home. Make sure the lawn is manicured, shrubbery is trimmed, and flower beds have been weeded. Rake leaves and debris away. If applicable, plant fresh spring flowers such as daffodils. Not only will this add a pop of color to your home's exterior but will also help draw buyers in. Power wash the exterior of your home - winter brings with it dirt and debris that can pile up over time. Wash the outside of your windows to help bring more light into your home. Walkways should be free and clear of any clutter or debris - if necessary make any repairs that will help enhance their appearance and accessibility. Repaint the exterior as necessary as any chipping or worn paint will ward potential buyers away. Stage the yard by putting out a fresh patio set, grill, etc. to help the buyer imagine themselves unwinding after a long day. If you have a pool or hot tub, make sure that it is free and clear of any dirt, debris, algae, and any other winter yuck that may have accumulated.


The next step is to make sure the interior of your home stacks up. Your home needs to smell fresh! Put a quarter of a lemon down the disposal to get rid of any left over odors. You can rid your fridge of any smells by soaking a cotton ball or two in vanilla and placing inside. Make sure to wash the windows from the inside and switch heavy drapes out for sheers to enhance lighting. Scrub down all baseboards and clean walls where necessary. Steam clean your carpeting and shine up your hardwood and tile. Free your home of clutter by putting away everything except necessities. This will allow your home to feel more spacious and inviting to the buyer. Take whatever steps are necessary to deep clean your home - your effort will be well worth it!

South Burlington and Colchester Open Houses - Sunday 4/15, 1-3PM

This Sunday, April 15, 2018 from 1:00-3:00 PM, Geri Reilly Real Estate is hosting 3 Open Houses! Join us in South Burlington and Colchester. Stop by to say "hi" and take a look around!

We look forward to seeing you there!


1581 Spear Street, South Burlington



Take in the spectacular lake and mountain views from this 3 BR/1.5 BA one level home with so much potential! Walk out basement, sunny living room with gas fireplace and picture window enjoys views of the lake and mountains, family room with gas stove leads to enclosed porch and deck, beautifully landscaped 1.43 acres.


MLS# 4662390 / $549,900

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5770 Roosevelt Highway, Colchester



Splendid historic farmhouse meticulously maintained with over 3100 square feet of living space. Lovely cherry and wide pine board floor throughout, spacious country kitchen, formal dining, and sun-filled bedrooms. Large meadow with barn, great for horses and gardening. All on 17 acres.


MLS# 4683049/ $439,900

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30 Imperial Drive, South Burlington



Superb 3BR/2.75BA home with expansive living room, gas fireplace, formal dining, and 3 season porch complete with skylight. Kitchen has breakfast bar and two double pantry closets for added storage. Finished lower level with a second kitchen, great for in-laws. Minutes to amenities.


MLS# 4683830 / $359,900

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