Are you ready to sell your house? Have you given any thought to your current curb appeal and how you want to upgrade it? 

Keep reading to learn how. Doing some exterior work on your home is a great way to add value to your property. If you’re looking for a few affordable ways to make your house look great from the outside, here are a few of our best recommendations.

Exterior Paint

One of the most cost-effective ways to improve your curb appeal is by painting the exterior of your home. Fortunately, there are plenty of paints that will do the job for you, and this might be one of the projects that would be easy to take on by yourself. We recommend choosing paints that are well-rated, solid colors and will last a long time. We suggest using a paint color that most buyers will like. Grey and white are always a safe option; in bolder colors, choose a nice shade of navy blue or a soft yellow. For the best results, paint the first coat sparingly, then allow it to dry, then add a second coat to make it look new. Consider also using a paint primer for the best results.


Landscaping is perhaps one of the best and easiest ways to improve the curb appeal of your home. A well-manicured lawn is a good first step, but you can easily add tons of greenery with a few gardening supplies. A full garden with flowering plants, fruit trees, and vegetables will be the best way to create a good impression for interested buyers in the summer. If the weather is cooler, a porch and/or deck (preferably staged with a comfortable couch or lounging furniture) will be your best bet to enhance the outside of your home. If you have mature trees in your yard, highlight their beauty by keeping them trimmed and well cared for.

The Exterior Lighting

When we talk about your home, a great way to add value is to upgrade your outside lighting. A nice set of lights can really be the difference between the house being home or not. Consider motion sensors for outdoor lights so that they turn on and off as your family walks through the front door or drives in and out. Most houses really do look great at night with the lights on. Try updating some or all of your existing light fixtures, add lights to your lawn, or even string lights above your porch to make the house look like it just got a facelift.

Cleaning up the Yard

Your yard is your front door. People will drive up and see your landscaping, which can instantly change their opinion about your house. However, if you have landscaping you just haven’t had time to tend to, or if your yard looks like it hasn’t been mowed in a while, it can greatly impact how people perceive your house. When trying to make a house look good, one of the first things people notice is how the outside looks. Keeping up on your landscaping and garden will improve your house’s value and make it more appealing to potential buyers.

Sell Your Texas House to Rise Realty Instead

We understand that updating your curb appeal can be a big project, and if you need to sell your house fast, you just might be tempted to skip over it. That’s where we come in. At Rise Realty, we buy homes as-is in cash. So, there’s no need for updating anything; we’ll give you a fair all-cash offer based on the current value of your home. Plus, we’ll close on your schedule, not ours. So what are you waiting for? Contact Rise Realty today to learn how you can sell your Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas home in as little as a week!