If you are attempting to sell your home, you probably feel like you’ve heard the words “curb appeal” about a hundred times. Mow the grass, pull the weeds, trim the hedges, pressure wash the house and driveway, plant some flowers… The list is a pretty hefty one. But it might have already occurred to you that those are all things that are typically done in the spring and summer. What about the other seasons? Just because the time of new growth isn’t yet in sight, you shouldn’t slack on keeping up with curb appeal. Even in winter, there are many things you can do to grab potential buyers’ interest with a good first impression. Here are just a few tips on how to beautify your home this winter.
- Tidy up the lawn. You probably haven’t needed to mow your lawn for a few months, but keeping your lawn free of debris like leaves and stray limbs will certainly help buyers to picture what the house will look like with lush green grass come spring time.
- Give the house a facelift. A lack of vegetation means that buyers will be able to see more of your house. If your paint job is looking a little shabby, it’s time to touch it up if the weather permits.
- Take care of any safety hazards. This means making sure to rid walkways of snow and leaves and salt any icy areas where people could slip while viewing your property.
- Consider putting out some winter plants. Not all vegetation goes into hibernation when it gets cold outside. Evergreens make beautiful topiaries to place by the front door
- Don’t go overboard with winter decorations. You might have to skip that traditional light show and inflatable fleet of reindeer this year. This doesn’t mean you can’t decorate for the holidays at all. Use subtle, tasteful decorations like wreaths, white lights around windows or on bushes, or other neutral decorations.
Just a few touches and chores can really liven up your space for the winter. Follow these tips, and your home is sure to appeal to more buyers.