If there’s one universal rule when it comes to selling a home, it’s this: first impressions matter. Although they might fuss over small details, potential buyers will tend to make their decision within the first few minutes of seeing the property.

That makes curb appeal—the visual aspects of the home from the street—so important. In fact, some would even argue it’s more important than what’s inside the house! If people coming to view the house are impressed by what they see, they’re much more likely to forgive minor flaws. They’re also likely to give it a higher value in their minds. Or, in other words, if the house looks like it’s worth a lot, they’ll be prepared to pay more. It’ll sell quicker, too.

Those looking to sell their home in the near future, then, should spend some time really giving their curb appeal some oomph. Although it might seem counterintuitive, it’s a smart idea to spend some money when you make those changes. Trust us: If you spend that money on the right things, it’ll pay you back handsomely when the house sells.

Obviously, preparing to sell a home is already time-consuming and stressful enough. So, what exactly should you focus on when you’re improving your home’s curb appeal? This infographic has seven great tips for guaranteed rewards. Read on to find out what they are!

7 Ways to Improve Your Home's Curb Appeal Infographic

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