Winter Curb Appeal

Winter can be one of the hardest times to make the exterior of your home look its best. There’s mud, rain, slush, snow, and barely any greenery…but we have 5 great tips to increase your home’s WOW factor during the cold winter months.

  1. Decorate with Greenery

A simple holiday wreath on your door, or garlands on the porch rails can add that pop of colour that is missing when the weather is gloomy. It can also add a touch of festivity during the holidays without going over the top.

  1. Light it Up

In the grey-washed winter, light is your home’s best friend. Turn exterior lights on as soon as the sun goes down and keep them lit on particularly dark days to draw attention to your lovely home (as well as the for sale sign parked on the front lawn).

  1. Keep it Clean

Periodically take the time to rake any stray leaves, trim any unruly trees or bushes, and clean out those gutters. Simple clean-ups and continued maintenance help to keep your home looking well-kept and neat during the winter months.

  1. Safety First

Keep your open house guests safe when they come to view your home. Clear a path to your home if there is snow and ice.  Also make sure to salt your driveway and any walkways when things get icy.  Remember the old adage, “Better safe than sued!”

  1. Tasteful Holiday Décor

Last but not least, keep your Christmas décor as colour neutral as you can. Place white twinkle lights on trees or the home, add a wreath to your front door, and consider leaving the inflatable Santa in the garage this year.

Following these simple tips will help to ensure your home gets a great response from buyers, neighbours, visitors and friends and family this winter!

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