Increasing Curb Appeal in Alaska: Tips for Spring and Summer Season

Posted by Dan Wolf on Sunday, May 17th, 2015 at 1:47pm.

Photo by DMD PhotographyWith spring and summer just around the corner, it’s a great time to boost curb appeal to sell your Anchorage home. According to a piece by Alaska Home, there are several cost-effective and quick improvements you can make. Curb appeal is important not only in terms of getting full asking price or above, but also for drawing more prospective buyers who wouldn’t otherwise give your home a second look. Great curb appeal can even affect the appraisal of your Anchorage home.   

•    Painting according to home style

Instead of choosing trendy paint color for the exterior of your home, stick with an authentic color that works with your home style. Painting the exterior of your home is one of the most cost-effective improvements you can make, but it’s only an improvement if people like the color. According to a story by Better Homes and Gardens, you can color coordinate your door, brick accents and fence posts. Some ideas for authentic paint colors include blue-gray for a Colonial Revival, earth tones for a Craftsman style home and gray and whites for a contemporary home.

•    Adding an instant garden for more color

After choosing your paint scheme for the façade and entryway door, select different flowers and plants for a container garden. According to Alaska Home, you should think vertically when planning your exterior improvements. For example, add a sculpture or trellis with arctic kiwi or Virginia creeper.

•    Paying attention to details

Use the pressure washer to thoroughly clean sidewalks and the driveway. Remember to clean your mail box and pick up any trash that may have blown into your yard. In addition to cleaning, add hanging window boxes, shutters or outdoor lighting fixtures.

Work with what you already have to save money before listing your Anchorage, Alaskan home. Most homebuyers want to feel a sense of pride about the home that will become their residence. At Wolf Real Estate, we will work hard to help you sell your Anchorage Alaskan home. For more tips on creating curb appeal and information about how we can list your home this spring or summer, please contact us at 248-9653 or visit us online at

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