First impressions are everything, and your home is no different. When walking up to your house it should feel inviting, manicured, and in keeping with your neighborhood. One of my pet peeves is seeing a house that stands out for all the wrong reasons. “In keeping” does not have to mean dull or boring but rather, respectful to the aesthetic of your neighborhood and the architecture of your home. When boosting your curb appeal, consider the overall property, the house itself, and especially, the front door. My listing at 1732 SW Elm Street does exactly this – the traditional exterior, light fixtures and symmetry of the planters continue the traditional theme of the Portland Heights neighborhood.