How to Create Curb Appeal When Selling Your Home in Winter

If you are trying to sell your home in winter, keeping the exterior looking nice is a must. Although you might not be able to show off a lush garden or a perfectly manicured, green lawn, there are certain things you can do in the fall and winter that will help create the curb appeal that you want.Lot 400, Manors of Deerwood | New Homes in Clarkston, Michigan | Robert R. Jones Homes

  • The Lawn – Keep the lawn looking great by raking any leaves and removing any garbage that gets blown into your yard.
  • The Landscaping – There is no reason to keep dead plants that won’t grow back. Make sure to pull those out before the ground freezes. Keep shrubs and trees manicured and cut back.
  • Add a Splash of Color – Color is a nice change during the cold winter months. A colorful wreath or a mailbox accent will make your home stand out. Colorful holly bushes are also a nice touch to a wintry exterior. Tall, evergreen topiary trees on the front porch to frame the sides of the front door will add color and interest.

    Front Door, Wreath (Kenn W. Kiser |

    Photo credit: Kenn W. Kiser |

  • Put Everything Away – To give your home that clean, streamlined look, make sure to put everything away; such as rakes, garbage bags, garden hose, etc.
  • Don’t Forget to Clear a Path – If the ground is covered in snow, make sure the driveway and sidewalks are shoveled. Keep the home’s patios and decks as clear as possible so buyers can get a sense of their true size.
  • Safety Tips – Because it gets darker earlier in the winter, good lighting is important. Replace any burned out light bulbs and make sure sidewalks or walking paths are well lit. Hanging walkway lights is a beautiful touch.

Improving your curb appeal in the winter isn’t expensive, but it does take careful planning, a little creativity and a few hours of hard work.

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