#5: Get a Second Opinion: 10 Curb Appeal Tips From the Pros
Homeowners often get used to certain defects -- chipped paint on the
front door from the keys banging against it, cobwebs on the porch
ceiling, cracked or stained steps -- and might need a new set of eyes
to help them prioritize what needs to be fixed and cleaned up, says
Kelly O'Ryan, office manager for Coldwell Banker in Lexington, Mass.
"Know your budget and how much time you can spend, and get an outsider
to help you decide what needs work," she says.