Curb appeal of a community has always been important – it’s a potential buyer’s first impression. Much like a home’s exterior is a sneak peek of what’s to come in the rest of the house, the entrance to a neighborhood is a sneak peek of what can be expected with the HOA. Here are some tips to help your neighborhood get the attention it deserves.

1. Photos

While curb appeal for a drive by is still crucial, almost 90% of home buyers will check your listing out online now before driving to check it out. This means your online photos of your community can determine whether someone will even give it a chance to look at in person. Find the best time of day for lighting and take a lot of photos so you can choose the best ones to post.

2. Clean the Landscape

The landscape should be mowed, leaves should be raked, and dead plants replaced. A lawn reflects the care that a homeowner association has taken with the rest of their community, a potential buyer will think a messy lawn reflects a community that has been maintained.

3. Power Washing

A power wash can do wonders to your fences, pools, and sidewalk areas. Most home association management companies have relationships with local power washer companies and it can make your neighborhood look fresh and clean.

4. Paint

Painting an entire club house can be expensive and time consuming, but some touch ups on the trim, shutters, and gates can make a big difference. If the paint is peeling from the corners give it a touch up.


Prospective buyers form opinions about a community in seconds. Giving them a reason to have a positive attitude from the start will help make homes in your community go from “for sale” to “sold”.