The rusted-out carport, rotted wood shutters and tattered awnings have
been there so long your eyes just move right past them, but buyers will
notice, says David Kean, a real estate agent with The John
Aaroe Group in Beverly Hills. "Just getting rid of some outdated,
mismatched or dilapidated features of your home's exterior will
drastically improve the curb appeal for a minimal amount of effort and
money," he says. "Bear in mind that you might need to invest some elbow
grease in the form of patching and painting afterward."