First impressions are everything in real estate

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If you're a homeowner, you've no doubt heard the term "curb appeal"--that somewhat subjective first impression that your home makes to a visitor seeing it for the first time. If you're thinking of selling your home this spring or even if you just want to spruce things up so the neighbors will love you again, here are some tips to consider: Take an overview: You've probably stepped over that cracked walkway a hundred times, and you don't even notice the faded paint job anymore. But someone approaching your home for the first time certainly will, and it can be the difference between someone coming in for a closer look or just driving on by. So, step back and take a good look at your home through the eyes of prospective buyers. Put yourself in their shoes, and make a written list of those things that might raise some concerns for you if you were thinking of buying the house. If you don't think you can be objective enough, then ask your real estate agent or even a friend or neighbor to do ...