Create Curb Appeal Before You Sell Your Tigard Home


What Sellers in Tigard Oregon should know about their front door. 

Tigard Oregon front door

It’s a well-known real estate maxim that houses with good curb appeal sell faster and for more money than houses with a tired or flat look.  It’s important to make a good first impression.  Buyers start forming their opinion before they even walk in the front door.  Improving curb appeal is usually inexpensive and gives you a great monetary return on your efforts.  Buyers are looking for a place to create new memories and you want them to do it in your house. 

An attractive and well maintained house creates an instant and irreversible good first impression. 

To help your house make the most favorable first impression, look at your house objectively with the eyes of a buyer seeing your house for the first time. 

  • The front door.  An attractive and distinctive front door is important because it is the first thing a buyer focuses on.  Use bold colors, such as red, blue or black, with a contrasting color on the trim, to make an ordinary door more attractive. 
  • Plant vibrant colorful flowers outside the front door and the path leading to it.  Mow the lawn.  Weed the flower beds and apply new bark mulch.  Cut back overgrown shrubs and trees.  Pickup all toys, bikes and other clutter. 
  • Paint your mailbox a bright color.  Touch up paint front shutters and window frames. 
  • Pressure-wash the sidewalk and driveway.  Applying new driveway seal-coating if needed. 

Congratulations on a job well done.  These small items contribute greatly to the appearance of your home and attracting high-quality buyers.

If you have any questions about selling your Tigard home, give me a call. You will get straight answers with no sales pressure.

Wayne B. Pruner, GRI  503-891-0795  email: