Any REALTOR® will tell you that when it comes to selling your home, first impressions matter. In fact, renovation expert Bob Vila estimates that first impression could add as much as 20 percent to your home’s value. Here are a few clever ideas that will impress the neighbors today and entice more buyers when you’re ready to sell. Let there be light: Illuminating a pathway with decorative, low-voltage exterior lighting adds a healthy dose of charm and makes your walkway a little safer at night. A splash of color: Painting the front door a different, complementary color can add a little flavor to spice things up. Balance is key: Renaissance artists were enamored with it, and the human brain craves it. Arrange everything with symmetry in mind. Install window boxes: Add a burst of color and life by installing window boxes filled with flowers and plants. Pick a window box that matches your home’s architecture for a seamless addition to your home’s façade.