The property/home must have no visible code violations.
The property/home may be personally or professionally maintained.
The yard is well maintained, groomed, watered, trimmed, etc.
There is curb appeal.
There is tidiness of overall property.
House numbers are displayed attractively.
The passerby senses that the homeowner has pride in his or her landscape and property.
The use of native plants, in an effort to conserve water, is a plus.
The yard is attractive to the eye (i.e. green lawn, a variety of plants such as trees, shrubs, ground cover, flowers and wildflowers. Plants of a variety of heights, textures, and colors. Landscape features such as fountains, large rocks in beds, etc.)
Buildings, fences, porches and patios on the property are in good repair (i.e. minimal distraction due to deterioration, damage, or construction)
The property/home uses color and originality in design.
The property/home “stands out” from its surroundings.
Extra consideration to properties that have invested extra effort through the use of attractive art pieces such as pottery, ironwork, potted plants, birdhouses, patio or lawn furniture, windsocks or decorative mailboxes.