6 Quick Tips on Winter Curb Appeal

Winter Curb Appeal

With a couple more cold months ahead, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t keep up on curb appeal when selling your home. First impressions are everything! Here are some tips for you when preparing your home’s exterior for a winter sale:

Ensure Safety: You really want to make sure that any snow or ice is cleared and salted, so that potential buyers can make it to your front door without slipping and breaking their neck. That goes for clearing away leaves as well.

 

A Neat Lawn: In the winter months, debris and leaves can build up all around your yard.  It’s suggested that you rake and clear away any debris in your yard.

Clean out the Gutters: Showing buyers that you genuinely care about the exterior of your home is very important.  You would be surprised how little things like this go a long way!

Paint Touch-Up: With no leaves on most trees in the wintertime, it is very easy to spot chipped paint and other damage to the exterior of your home.  You really want to make sure that you take care of these issues prior to winter in the fall.

Exterior Lighting: You really want the buyer to feel safe when showing the house after dark.  A great tip is to use path lights or put up sconces or lanterns on either side of the front door.

Plants That Thrive in Cold: Evergreen trees or plants that thrive in cold weather, such as Pansies or Witch Hazel can liven up a drab landscape.