You might think that curb appeal isn't as important during the snowy winter months. This simply isn't true - having pleasing curb appeal during these months is just as, if not more, important during any other season. Presenting your home in the most positive way to potential home buyers is crucial no matter when you're selling your home. Here are some easy ways to increase curb appeal and ensure when selling your Niagara home, it looks it's best this winter.
Cold Weather Plants
Plants and flowers that said goodbye with the summer heat are not the first impression you want to make on home buyers. Spruce up your porch and garden with plants that can survive the harsher southern Ontario climate. Buyer's aren't going to be expecting blooming flowers, but bushes that retain some green can go a long way.
Less Festive, More Seasonal
Be wary of having a lawn cluttered with Christmas decor. In order to showcase your house as best as you can, pack away the Santa and reindeer while home buyers are coming through.
For decorations, keep them simple and winter themed. Festive isn't completely banned, however. Just be sure not to over-do it and distract buyers away from your home. Let the house speak for and sell itself, and be sure your buyers can picture themselves living there.
Keep It Tidy
The grass might not be green, but having a neat and tidy lawn is still important. If there isn't any snow, rake up any leaves that have fallen or any other debris. If there is snow, make sure all walk ways are shoveled and try not to have too many giant snow piles, which can make the lawn look smaller.
Before the snow really begins, it's important to attend to all aspects of tidying the outside of your home. Clean gutters can go a long way. Leaves and more will gather in the gutters, and if they are clean you present to your buyers that your home is well maintained.
Remember: Safety First
Don't forget that safety is of the utmost importance. Shovel the snow in the driveway, sidewalks, and walkways regularly and be sure to put down salt. You want to be sure that buyers easily can reach the front door. A fall on the sidewalk can be sure to hurt your chances of buyers remembering your home in a positive light.
Free Home Seller's Guide
For more information on how to prepare before you list your home for sale, download the Team Davids free Home Seller's Guide. This guide will help you navigate the process of selling your home. It is full of information to help everyone sell their home - whether you're selling your first, or tenth home.
If you're ready to list your Niagara home for sale, connect with Team Davids today.