Winter can be a great time to sell your home. Dedicated buyers can bring quick sales, but only if your home has what it takes to catch the eye of willing home buyers. Luckily, there are several things you can do to make your home more appealing. Here are some winter curb appeal ideas that will help you sell your home faster.
Make safety a highlight
Buyers want a home that’s safe and secure, even during the icy winter months. If you have a steep driveway, stairs leading up to your front door, or a walkway that gets covered in lots of snow and ice, make sure they’re clear and in good repair. Homebuyers will be turned away by rickety, loose stairs and handrails, and if snow or ice makes the front of your home appear perilous, potential buyers could be put off.
Light it up
Another issue that relates not only to safety, but to the attractiveness of your home, too, is lighting. Make sure your outdoor lighting is fully functional and adequate, especially during dark, dreary winter time. Illuminate your walkways, front of your home, and even the rear of your home, since prospective buyers could be viewing it during the evenings, when daylight has faded. A well-lit home is more inviting than a dark one, so make sure yours welcomes buyers the right way.
Push a pop of colour
A pop of colour can brighten up a dreary winter showing and make your home stand out in the buyer’s mind. Try painting your front door in a bold colour, then paint the shutters of your home to match. Bright colours particularly stand out during dreary winter months, making your house stick out from those around it.
Plants add life
Most of nature may be sleeping during the winter months, but thanks to potted plants, you can still add a vibrant touch of life to your home’s exterior, even in the winter. Just be sure to bring the plants in after each viewing and keep them watered. Perky plants are welcoming, but wilted or dead ones give off an air of neglect that could put off potential buyers.
Let PrepNSell help you get your home ready for sale this winter.Back