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They say to not judge a book by its cover – but this is not true in the real estate world.

Sure, a home that doesn’t shine brightly from the exterior may be a gem of a home in the inside. But if you’re thinking about selling your home and you want to attract as many potential buyers as possible, you’ll need a little something that’s called curb appeal.

Here are five ways to instantly increase your home’s curb appeal, and potentially, increase its value.

Door bling
For as little as $40, a seller can add a little pizzazz by simply painting the front door.

If you need a little inspiration, apps such as Front Door Paint, can help you envision your vision by superimposing a color or other decorative features on a photo of your home’s door. Bold colors or complementary ones can go a long way to bringing positive attention to your home.

Mailbox makeover
Regardless of the type of mailbox you have, you can also upgrade, relocate or give it a little makeover of some sort.

Subbing out a dated mailbox for something a little more from this decade will pop visually and add to your home’s curb appeal.

Whether it’s giving it a new color or replacing it entirely, a mailbox makeover is an easy-to-do project with a hard-to-ignore result.

Update the digits
Depending on how old your home is, the address numbers on the home’s façade may need some digital attention. A modern look, such as a font face that matches the architecture of your home, can provide a sophisticated look and stylishly display the home’s unique address. And the best part? This project won’t take up an entire day.

Make it green
The front yard is a focal point of a home and should be well groomed and cared for. It’s the first thing many people will notice, so take the time to tidy things up.

This means mowing the lawn, raking leaves, pulling weeds, adding plants, trimming bushes and all other forms of landscaping. The secret is to not handle this all at once, but to stay current with lawn maintenance.

Power wash
From dust to spider webs, the outside of your home can attract a lot of unwanted grime and buildup.

A power wash will lift most of that debris, revealing a cleaner and brighter surface that is sure to grab the attention of anyone walking by.

Remember, curb appeal is a difference-maker. Not only does it show your sense of pride in homeownership, but also tells potential homebuyers that you care for your home inside and out.