Welcome to the Kazi Law Firm! We are a boutique law firm steeped in Texas tradition personifying the warmth and congeniality consistent with southern hospitality. We believe in preserving integrity and professionalism with true Texan charm, staying true to our roots, while providing essential, affordable legal services to all. Located just north of Dallas, Texas in the rapidly growing suburb of Frisco; the Kazi Law Firm concentrates on contracts drafting and review, immigration law, will & estates, real estate law, landlord, tenant, mediation, and general business law needs.
The housing market continues to boom in the DFW area. You may have noticed a significant uptick in homes for sale recently. Dallas and its surrounding suburbs are rapidly growing with plenty of new construction (and the traffic to prove it). However, buyers are willing to shop around until they find that perfect home in a great neighborhood that will also be a sound investment. There is more competition in today’s market and with so many gorgeous homes to choose from, sellers have to be creative in boosting their home’s curb appeal. We put together a list of six budget-friendly ideas to instantly give your home a facelift and propel it to the front of a buyer’s short-list.
Clean, Clean, Clean
If you want to compete it today’s competitive market, this should be a no-brainer, but suffice to say some sellers lack in the cleaning department. The only thing it will cost you is a few hours and a little elbow grease. Pick up all trash, clean the windows inside and out. Clean out gutters, rake leaves and clear away any debris that may have blown in from a recent thunderstorm. When prospective buyers see a spotless exterior, they know the inside will also be clean. Remember, your home’s first impression is likely a lasting impression on prospective buyers. Be sure to let your home’s true beauty shine. Don’t let dirt and grime stand in your way.
Spread Fresh Mulch
Mulch helps freshen up and frame your property. Adding mulch around the trees and flowerbeds will instantly boost your property’s appeal. Both organic and inorganic mulch cuts down on weed growth and keeps plants hydrated in the scorching Texas heat.
Add Colorful Flowers
You don’t have to spend hours digging a new flower bed to add some color to your front porch or walkway. Plant some native flowers like hibiscus or verbena in large, colorful pots, which you can use to surround the porch or line the walkway. Move them around and change the plants out as the seasons change. Native plants are easy to maintain and stand up well in the Texas sun. The container plants can also be used to hide unsightly utility boxes. Your local Costco, Lowes, or Home Depot should have a nice variety of flowers and plants to choose from. A well, kept, colorful yard is more inviting and will make a big impression on a prospective homebuyer.
Paint Front Door & Entrances
Check storage areas for any leftover paint for the front door and trim of your house. Make sure the color either matches or compliments the exterior colors. Yellow, red, and even black doors create a dramatic look that will stand out to potential buyers. Make sure to submit an ACC request to your Association Board before making any changes like this to the exterior of your home though!
Mowing the lawn on a regular basis is one of the easiest and budget-friendly ways you can boost your property’s curb appeal. Unkept yards are quickly discounted or skipped during a house hunting tour. Show potential buyers that all areas of your property are well maintained by keeping the lawn neat and trimmed. Remember to edge for an overall polished appearance. Surprisingly enough, your law speaks volumes about your home and how it’s been maintained.
Powerwash the Exterior
It can be easy to overlook the grime and dirt that can build up on the hardscaped areas around the property. Rent a power washer for a day and clean the dark stains that have accumulated on the patio and sidewalks over the past few years. Pay close attention to walkways and brickwork. You’ll be amazed at how the appearance of your home will instantly change, shaving years off the exterior facade.
I hope these simple, budget-friendly ideas help boost your property’s curb appeal and makes your home the envy of the neighborhood. Dont forget your neighbors will surely thank you as well. After all, the appearance of your property also affects their curb appeal.
I built my law practice on the premise of being a life raft in a sea of sharks. I want to be an advocate for those that have been wronged and are too intimidated to seek help. My firm is here to explore your options, guide you through your legal journey, and give you that safe space to ask questions! There’s no such thing as a stupid question…Only the ones you don’t ask. So, my question to my clients is not “do you have any questions?” But rather “what questions do you have?”
As always, the Kazi Law Firm is standing by to help you in your time of need. Don’t hesitate to contact us today. We specialize in real estate law, landlord-tenant disputes, immigration, and wills & estate planning. Family is at the core of our practice. Just as we treat our family with respect and understanding, we treat yours. Come join the Kazi Law Firm family today!
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