Seven Curb Appeal Tips for Fall

Published Aug. 2015 by HGTV.com

Here are 7 simple tips for sprucing up your home for the Autumn home buying season:

1. Spruce Up Your Lawn

While brilliant fall foliage can automatically make your home look more attractive for showings, that doesn’t mean you can slack off on lawn maintenance during this season. Keep falling leaves at bay with frequent raking and patch up any brown spots in the grass.

2. Plant Fall Flowers

Once your lawn is looking its best, spice it up with a splash of color. As your summer plants start to fade, replace them with vibrant mums or other colorful flowers.

3. Highlight Your Front Door

Making your front door the focal point of your home’s exterior is a good tactic no matter what time of year you decide to sell your home. During the fall, a simple wreath of fall foliage and flowers can add an inviting touch. A fresh coat of paint in a vivid red can also make your entrance stand out.

4. Clean Up the Exterior

When fall rolls around and the trees shed their leaves, your home becomes more exposed, making its exterior appearance extra important. Before putting your home on the market, pressure wash the exterior and clean the windows. If the paint is chipped or faded, applying a fresh coat will do wonders to revive your home’s appearance.

5. Clear Out All Gutters

Staying on top of yearly and monthly maintenance lets buyers know you care about your home’s upkeep. During the fall, be sure to clear your gutters and downspouts of leaves and other debris, which will protect your home from water damage.

6. Add Outdoor Lighting

As the days get shorter, it becomes increasingly important to provide potential homebuyers with a safe path to your front door. Use decorative lights to illuminate walkways, and install flood lights or lanterns to brighten up entrance areas.

7. Keep Decorations Simple

While subtle fall decor – a wreath on the door or pots of seasonal flowers – will make your home look inviting and fresh, going overboard will distract buyers from your home itself. Save your scarecrows and spooky Halloween decorations for another year.

Call for More Tips!

The smart homeowner knows that a first impression will the be last impression for many home buyers. As your real estate professionals, we are familiar with both the mis-hits and the home runs of curb appeal – inside and outside of your home.

If you have been thinking about listing your home for sale, call our team for a Free Price Evaluation of your home’s value.  And we will be happy to tour your home with an experienced eye and provide you with a list of curb appeal tips that will get your home in top condition and ready to sell quickly and for the most money.  The consultation requires no obligation on your part.  Let us help you sell your home this fall!

 

 

 

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