WINTER CURB APPEAL

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Century 21 Sherlock Homes

 

Winter curb appeal?  I know, I know, we all think curb appeal is very important but just what does winter curb appeal have to do with anything.

 

Well actually it is just as important as spring or summer curb appeal especially in the northern sections of the Country.  I am making an impromptu list of some things to entice buyers in and please feel free to add any I may have missed

 

1. Sparkling clean windows.

2. Freshly painted or just washed front door.

3. Leaves removed.

4. Clean walkways and driveways.

5. A seasonal wreath on that clean door.

6. Sanitation and recycle cans tucked away.

7. Toasty warm air the minute that front door opens.

8. No pet remnants, outside or inside.

 

Please remember that in January the market picks up and you want to stand out from the crowd.

Posted by

Liz Wallace

Broker Century 21 Sherlock Homes

www.century21sherlockhomes.com

cell: 516-225-0960

office: 516-764-2601

Serving the South Shore of Long Island, We Take The Mystery Out of Buying and Selling Homes.

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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Hi Liz -- people buy homes year-round so your advice for winter curb appeal only needs some rather minor seasonal adjustments to make those very important first impressions matter.   Good post.

Dec 20, 2015 01:44 AM #1
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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Liz, the winter mess of leaves and dirty windows is no excuse not to manage and maintain a sparkling clean home. Indeed it takes daily work ... but it is well worth it. 

Dec 20, 2015 02:48 AM #2
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JoAnn Moore
The Mortgage Market of Delaware - Georgetown, DE
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Good reminders Liz. I love seeing sparkling windows. Total curb appeal means so very much. It can be a turn on or turn off. Good to see you here. Hope you are having a good day. 

Dec 20, 2015 03:42 AM #3
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Kathy Streib
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Liz- winter can be a messy time of year depending upon where you live.  It's a good reminder that curb appeal still counts in the winter. 

Dec 20, 2015 03:43 AM #4
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Marina Sarabia & Kathleen Costanzo
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Great ideas.  I usually ask for a comfortable temperature and some relaxing music--playing very low in the background

Dec 20, 2015 04:47 AM #5
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Roger D. Mucci
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Does my heart good to see your smiling face on the blog roll.  Excellent words of wisdom on winter curb appeal.

Dec 20, 2015 07:24 AM #6
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
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Presentation is everything when getting much needed attention in the shape of feet through the door. Great reminders Liz!

Dec 20, 2015 09:20 AM #7
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Olga Simoncelli
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Sounds like good year-round advice.

Dec 20, 2015 10:29 AM #8
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Diane Lipps
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Having pansies planted can help put some punch on the curb appeal.  They don't survive in all of the climates, but they can take some cold temps.  

Dec 20, 2015 12:07 PM #9
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Marina Sarabia & Kathleen Costanzo
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These are all great idea and would be a great marketing piece.

Dec 27, 2015 12:55 AM #10
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