8 smart moves to boost your curb appeal

If you want to improve your chances to sell your home at the right price, step outside, walk across the street and turn around.

Do you like what you see?

You should, because people judge the exterior of your home like they judge a book's cover.

Curb appeal is the first thing potential buyers notice. It doesn’t matter how nice your remodeled kitchen looks if you can’t get anyone through the front door.

And if you need to make changes to sell your house, exterior upgrades are the most valuable home improvements, according to Remodeling Magazine.

If you follow these 8 smart moves — some of which won’t cost you a penny — it will help you earn the best return on your home improvement efforts and dollars.