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    "Thank you for a tremendous job. Through all three parts of the work I've had done this year, Reilly has come across as total classy organization. I appreciated the professionalism and courtesy of your entire crew, and of course your good humor added to the enjoyment of what could have been a real inconvenience. My neighbors are the kind of people who ask, and I'll tell them all--with a plethora of rapturous and ecstatic enthusiasm--that I couldn't have been more pleased."

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  • How to Add Some More Curb Appeal to Your Home


    August was National Curb Appeal month. Now with the prices of homes slowly rising, curb appeal is more important than ever. Curb appeal is the first impression people get when they see your property, and first impressions are key. If someone comes to look at your home and sees dead grass, an unhinged screen door, and missing shingles, they've already decided not to buy it. We're going to help you decide which updates are most important before putting your house on the market.

    If the exterior of your house hasn't recently been scraped and painted, it's a good idea to go ahead and get that done. Opt for a lighter, more neutral color if it isn't already. Most potential buyers don't want to have to do all the work themselves. The value of your property will go up and it will become more attractive to those searching for a new home. To add a little more appeal, use an accent color for the shutters or trim and paint the front door a bold color.

    Another simple and eye-catching improvement is landscaping. If you already have a garden, make sure it's as full as possible. If you don't have a garden, or don't have the space for one, shop for plants that are already in containers and organize them neatly in your entryway. You can also add some outdoor lighting for a chic, modern look.

    The entryway is important. It's the area in which you can tell people that you have a welcoming home. Use earth tones to show warmth. The stairs, pathway, and door should be visible, not hidden by overgrown plants. If the railings on your stairs are dirty and rusty, either replace them or refurbish them. The pathway from the sidewalk to the front door should be clean, clear, and sturdy.

    Overall, the home your trying to sell should be displayed like the home you're trying to buy: a dream house. Even if you're not trying to sell it, don't you want to feel confident about the impression your property is making? If you need help with selling or marketing your house in Cleveland, we can do it all, from exterior painting and landscaping, to masonry and roofing. Give Reilly Painting & Contracting, The Home Mechanics a call today to schedule an estimate.


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