Selling your home in the Fall -Time to Keep Your Gutters Clean & Other Curb Appeal Hints

Real Estate Broker/Owner with NoVa Brokers LLC 0225 094634 VA/ 643686 MD

Today I showed about 12 homes.  The one thing I noticed about 9 of the 12 are the gutters were already full of leaves and debris.  The exterior of the home looks so much better without leaves filled, sticks hanging over, and debris over flowing the gutters.  This time of year is when we have to make sure curb appeal is at its best since we are coming out of our "spring" market into a "winter" market.  


Other items to pay attention to - keep sidewalks, patios, and balconies clean of leaves, sticks and other debris such as acorns, etc.  


Don't forget to power wash any algae off of the siding, sidewalks, patios, etc. 


Also, if you can afford to get some fall flowers, that would be great too.  We love walking up to  homes that are decorated with some fall colored mums on the gorgeous front porch.  Sometimes, the flowers gets the buyers to stop and really look at how lovely it is to have the front porch.  

Keep your grass trimmed nicely too!


When the buyers first show up at a home, we want a great impression!  Makes your home more desirable than the others in the neighborhood that are for sale!

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Comments (4)

Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Stella, did you ever have a full day of showing homes today!  Hope your buyer finds that special home!  

This is a great reminder for us all to keep those gutters clean and to pick up the leaves and debris that falls from the trees this time of year.  We get lots of very windy days in the fall here and that sure adds to the mix!  I have seen quite a bit of algae on the north side of many homes I have shown this summer and fall and it is a great reminder to get the siding clean before winter sets in!  Have a great rest of the month, Stella!

Oct 16, 2016 09:46 AM
Stella Barbour
NoVa Brokers LLC - Vienna, VA
Principal Broker, Serving Virginia and Maryland

Thanks for stoping by Bruce.  Yes, I had two sets of buyers today.  Morning then afternoon. It was great.  Hopefully I get a contract out of one soon. LOL. 

Oct 16, 2016 09:49 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good advice to share with prospective home sellers.

Have a most productive October.

Oct 16, 2016 11:07 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Stella

Your post has some great information but as for the gutters, well ... Vegas doesn't have any

Oct 18, 2016 12:14 PM