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Maui Makeovers: Quick Tips to Ensure Curb Appeal

March 7, 2016, 11:40 AM HST
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Image source: google images (labeled for reuse), 2016.

Image source: google images labeled for reuse, 2016.

If you want to sell your Maui property, but don’t want to break the bank with remodeling projects, check out these five quick tips to ensure curb appeal.

Driveway & Front Door Makeover 

First impressions mean everything when buyers come to see your property. When they drive up to your property for the first time, they will be trying to imagine what it’s like to live there. They’ll be looking for things that excite them and assessing things they would like to change.

And, don’t forget that their realtor will be doing the same thing.

A driveway and front door makeover will ensure that the new buyers receive a pleasant first impression of your Maui property.


The makeover could include fixing driveway cracks, painting the garage door and the front door, replacing old address numbers and placing potted plants or flowers near the front door.


Make sure the entryway is clear of debris and shoe racks.

Mailbox Beautification

If your mailbox is dented, rusted or in bad repair, get a new one or paint it. Make sure the post is stable with the address clearly marked.


Landscaping & Lighting

Clean, clear, beautifully maintained and well-watered landscaping should be the goal for a speedy and profitable sale. Don’t give the new buyers any reason to offer less than you are asking due to an unkempt, overgrown yard.

Trim your grass, cut down overgrown papaya trees, trim dead palm fronds, clean up all fallen fruit, box in plants and trees so they appear to be behind an invisible fence line and add solar lights along pathways,

If you’re landscaping project proves to be too much to handle, hire professionals. It will be well worth the investment.

If you’re having an open house every Sunday, schedule landscape maintenance every other Friday, so you can make sure your landscaping stays beautiful.

Update Hardware

Updating the hardware both outside and inside your Maui property is an affordable home improvement project. New, matching doorknobs, kitchen cabinet handles and knobs, curtain rods and sink faucets can really help update the overall look of your home.

Paint Your House

Yes, painting your house is a huge investment, but it will help you make more money when you sell your house. Buyers and their realtor team will always try to negotiate the price down if your house needs new outside or inside paint. Choose an attractive color for the outside, and think about painting the whole inside white or off-white. Think clean and clear.

Mahalo for reading Maui Now’s “Quick Tips to Ensure Curb Appeal.” What are your suggestions for creating curb appeal on a Maui property? Let us know in the comment section below…

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