5 Curb Appeal Tips For Fall

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5 Curb Appeal Tips For Fall

Curb appeal is a topic in real estate that we talk about a lot when the weather is warm but, it’s also something sellers need to focus on as we enter the cooler months. Curb appeal is something that can and should be achieved year round! Fall provides a beautiful backdrop and let's face it, the first impression your home makes to buyers is from the exterior. If it’s not the right first impression they’ll never make it inside.


Lawn Care – it’s easy to not want to cut the grass one last time or slack off on trimming the bushes and mulching as well. However, now is not the time to slack on the lawn care and landscaping. Rake the falling leaves, patch brown spots in the grass, and if the grass needs one last trim to have it looking pristine it will be time well spent. Plant seasonal flowers such as mums for a pop of color.

Fall Curb Appeal 

Front Door – make sure your front door is clean and free of any dirt. If the paint is dull or scratched give it a fresh coat to make the entrance stand out. Making your front door a focal point of the exterior is always a good idea no matter what season you’re selling your home. During the fall hang a simple wreath with fall foliage for an inviting touch.


Windows – summer often leaves behind a coat of pollen and a haze over the windows. Clean your windows! It sounds simple and it really is but, it’s something that often gets overlooked. Clean windows help light shine through and with the days getting shorter maximizing light is a must.

5 Tips For Curb Appeal 

Roof and Gutters – falling leaves mean your home is more exposed and that increases the need to make the exterior shine. If there are missing or loose shingles have them replaced. Check the gutters to make sure they’re secured and free of any debris. Having these items in top shape will not only add curb appeal it will also signal to buyers that your home is well maintained.


Driveway – your driveway likely needs some love prior to putting your home on the market. At the very least it will need to be pressure washed and cleaned. If its asphalt cracks may need to be filled and it may even need resealing. Concrete cracks, depending on their size may be filled but, if they’re large it might be time to have new concrete poured. The driveway is the path that leads buyers to your home, make sure it gives them the right impression.

Fall Curb Appeal 

You have a very limited amount of time to capture a buyer’s attention and make the right first impression. It takes less than a minute for a buyer to size up the exterior of your home and either want to come inside for a tour or keep moving. Putting time and effort into the details to present your home in the best light on the exterior will set the stage to invite buyers in to see all that it has to offer on the interior!


 Fall Curb Appeal Tips





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Comments (38)

Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA
Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate - Wilmington, DE
Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS

Great feature, Amanda. In our area, falling leaves require constant attention, along with fallen branches from all the windy days!

Oct 24, 2018 08:52 PM
Amanda S. Davidson

Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA it's a full-time job! I'm guessing you're a little head of us on the leaves, we just started seeing them really start to fall and they're piling up fast. 

Oct 25, 2018 04:57 AM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Great Tips for all Home Owners! Your Graphic is wonderfl and really brings home the message!

Congratulations on the feature star!

Oct 25, 2018 12:29 AM
Amanda S. Davidson

Debra Leisek thank you so much!

Oct 25, 2018 04:58 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

These are excellent tips. Curb appeal is so important! I went to see a potential listing the other day and as soon as I pulled up and saw the hanging gutters, flapping insulation, broken decks, etc., I groaned. The inside wasn't bad; but the outside is what people see first. It needs to look great.

Oct 25, 2018 02:56 AM
Amanda S. Davidson

Kat Palmiotti yikes! That paints a pretty bad picture. I agree, the outside needs to look great. Seems to be one that gets overlooked frequently. 

Oct 25, 2018 04:58 AM
Robert Hicks
United Country River City Realty - Savannah, TN

Fresh crisp and clean are always best!! Thanks for sharing.

Oct 25, 2018 03:00 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Amanda --- although we don't experience severe weather in our area, your post is a good reminder that making a good first impression with curb appeal is/should be a year-round commitment. 

Oct 25, 2018 03:29 AM
Amanda S. Davidson

Michael Jacobs thank you. I am envious of your weather, it's cold here already and I'm a warm weather kind of gal. 

Oct 25, 2018 04:59 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Amanada - a clean well landscaped home can be a magnet it done right.  The Fall color arrangements can make things pop.

Oct 25, 2018 04:20 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Excellent post on the importance of curb appeal. Great graphic!

Oct 25, 2018 04:40 AM
Amanda S. Davidson

Sharon Tara thank you!

Oct 25, 2018 05:01 AM
Barbara Michaluk
Weichert Realtors | Silver Spring, MD Phone Direct 240-506-2434 - Silver Spring, MD
Leisure World Specialist / Full Service REALTOR

Amanda, these are all basic things that make a good impression that a seller needs to consider when placing their home on the market.

Oct 25, 2018 04:45 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thanks for these excellent tips, Amanda.  All sellers should read this information.

Oct 25, 2018 05:31 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

We find "one" appeal talking about other appeals...Amanda the commanda

Oct 25, 2018 06:45 AM
Amanda S. Davidson

Richie Alan Naggar I might need to start using this as my tagline. Your comments are always awesome, thank you!

Oct 26, 2018 05:45 AM
Theresa Akin

Congrats on the feature! I tell sellers if they don't want to paint the door or walls in the house for that matter then WASH THEM!!. Don't forget the doorknobs and handles. 

Oct 25, 2018 09:24 AM
Amanda S. Davidson

Theresa Akin that's great advice, I agree don't forget the doorknobs and handles. Makes such a difference!

Oct 26, 2018 05:46 AM
Ben DeHaven
Haven Realty & Investments - Winter Haven, FL
Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida

These are great tips for everyone, even if you aren't selling! I might go home tonight and clean the front door!

Oct 25, 2018 10:54 AM
Amanda S. Davidson

Ben DeHaven I love a clean front door, makes such a difference! Mine is always dirtier than I think. 

Oct 26, 2018 05:47 AM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Great Reminders!

Oct 25, 2018 12:43 PM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Amanda, good advice and we are planning to paint our front door in the Spring. I forgot to have it painted when we had most of the first level painted and some pocket doors added...oh well, added it to my Spring list of things to do.

Oct 25, 2018 09:52 PM
Amanda S. Davidson

Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor® there always seems to be a list when you own a home. Pocket doors are my favorite, sounds like your first level got an upgrade!

Oct 26, 2018 05:48 AM
M.C. Dwyer
Century 21 Showcase REALTORs - Felton, CA
MC Dwyer-Santa Cruz Mountains Property Specialist

What a quality post Amanda S. Davidson, right down to the infographic.    Thanks for allowing us to reblog it!

Oct 26, 2018 09:37 AM
L. Scott Ferguson
Ask4Ferguson - Your House-SOLD Name in Real Estate - West Palm Beach, FL
Sunny Florida Real Estate Professional

ALL fantastic tips Amanda!  Congrats on the feature!





Oct 26, 2018 11:50 AM
Kevin Mackessy
Blue Olive Properties, LLC - Highlands Ranch, CO
Dedicated. Qualified. Local.

We had an early freeze in Denver, which accelerated the leaves falling from many large mature trees.  In a vacant listing, you must be out there to clean those up before it looks bad for every subsequent showing.  

Oct 26, 2018 01:47 PM
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Kevin Mackessy you're spot on, those leaves pile up fast. We're just starting to see them really fall here and I need to do some cleanup in my yard. Have a great weekend. 

Oct 27, 2018 07:45 AM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

A reference to a good window washer is GOLDEN !  What a difference it makes it the appearance of a house inside and out !

Oct 28, 2018 02:55 AM
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Sally K. & David L. Hanson I agree, it's often overlooked in this area and it's such an important detail.

Oct 29, 2018 04:49 AM

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