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How to use Curb Appeal to make a Solid First Impression

Potential buyers often judge your home as much by what is on the outside as on the inside.
There are three key elements to an attractive first impression: the condition of the exterior,
the landscaping, and the lighting.

Maintenance can play a key role in an attractive home exterior. Power wash the exterior
and touch up the trim. Create a focal point at the entrance, perhaps by repainting the front door to draw attention.

Landscaping can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to break the bank. Consider drought
tolerant focal plants, perhaps in containers, surrounded by ground covering that does not
requiring watering.

From pathways and sidewalks to house numbers, lighting can both boost curb appeal and
enhance the safety of the surroundings. While hardwired lights are preferred and relatively
inexpensive to install, there are also a variety of solar-powered lights that can be quickly
installed to easily enhance your home’s appearance.

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About Emilie

A transplant from the Pacific Northwest, Emilie has first-hand knowledge of the ins-and-outs of first-time home ownership and remodeling. She has become involved in the local art community and all the diversity Southern California has to offer and more recently has expanded her knowledge to include New Mexico.

Emilie’s passion to be involved in her community led her to become a licensed Realtor and Broker.  She continues to educate herself on different aspects of real estate to support clients with a variety of needs.  She is certified as a Military Relocation Professional (MRP) to work with U.S. Service families and veterans to find affordable housing solutions.

Having worked for both a small boutique firm and a company with a global presence, in 2023 she formed Emilie Broughton Real Estate to work with buyers, sellers, landlords, and tenants in California and New Mexico.

Splitting her time between the Land of Enchantment and the Golden State, Emilie focuses on Los Angeles County and the Greater Albuquerque metro area, helping her clients achieve their real estate goals in both Mountain and Pacific Time Zones.

Emilie represented her region as a California Real Estate State Director for three years.  She has served as President of the Pasadena Foothills Association of Realtors and is a multi-year recipient of the Five-Star Real Estate Professionals Award for the outstanding service she provides to her clients.

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