Selling your home? Then you already know the importance of your home’s curb appeal. But, as we move into Fall and Winter months, many shrubs and trees lose leaves and most lawns go into the dormant stage, making it just a bit more challenging to present your home at it’s very best.
A scan through real estate listings quickly shows how helpful a lush, green lawn and lots of foliage – along with a blue sky and sunny day – can be when it comes to the appearance of a home’s exterior. Those listings with photos shot on a dreary day really pale next to others, even though the home itself might be very comparable. This is the best way to see for yourself how important that curb appeal is. What can be done to combat this?
If you find yourself with a home for sale in the fall months, it will be worth your while to invest in some potted fall foliage, like mums, for example, to set on your front steps or walkway. That splash of greenery and color will help! Add in some gourds and pumpkins as well, they are inexpensive and colorful! If it’s closer to winter then poinsettias are a great choice.
Other little tricks that can help curb appeal and add a splash of color is a seasonal wreath on the door or a decoration for the mailbox.
And, even though it’s natural to lighten up on lawn care once everything stops growing, now is the time to be diligent and keep your lawn and walkways raked and swept. Neat and tidy always go a long way towards creating a good first impression.
Spring and Summer are usually considered the “hot” months for selling and buying homes, but don’t let that deter you! Many a home buyer is looking for that special place to call home in September, October and November. With a few small touches, your house can be a stand-out in your neighborhood!