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Tips to create curb appeal in winter

Updated: Feb 20, 2021

Sometimes we don't have the luxury to wait until Spring to sell our homes. (And sometimes Spring just refuses to spring) Though it is more challenging to spruce up a home in the winter, there are several ways to make it look more inviting and warm for your potential buyers. And it all starts with your curb appeal.

Accessibility - Driveways should always be free of clutter, ice and snow. If you have steps or handrails make sure they are safe to use.

Clean gutters - We can never recommend this enough. Clogged gutters can cause a whole lot of problems, make sure yours are cleared of all debris. This is easier to spot in winter and will make a good impression on buyers. Also, as an added touch, get rid of as many icicles hanging on gutters or the roof.

Lawn - A beautiful front lawn can be difficult to see in winter. Those snowless days can make everything look a bit down: trimming the grass, pruning the bushes, clearing the lawn of fallen leaves and weeding can make your abode beautiful. Decorating the landscaping with colored mulch or gravel can also help it al come together.

Fresh paint - As the leaves fall from the trees buyers have a clearer view of your home in the winter than they do in the spring and summer. Faded or chipped paint will really stand out, so give your home a fresh coat if it needs it.

Outdoor lighting - In the winter months the days are shorter, proper lighting will make your home safer and more attractive for buyers. This includes lights on walkway, porch, and surroundings, including the back of the house.

Low light plants - Brighten your space with plants that can withstand the winter's lack of light. Some good examples are Aloe, Christmas Cactus, Fiddle Leaf, Fig, Maidenhair Fern, Ponytail Palm and Many others

Winter décor - Don't go crazy, try a simple wreath on the front door, small white lights strung around shrubbery, or a pile of firewood stacked neatly against a wall.

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