Let’s face it, maintaining the exterior of our Plymouth homes gets a lot more difficult during the winter months. After all, most of the vegetation is gone until spring, it’s too cold to stay out too long fixing up the outside and snow keeps rolling in that prevents any real maintenance from being completed.
But if your home is currently listed on the Plymouth housing market, it’s imperative that you keep up with exterior home maintenance – even during the winter months.
That’s because a home with good curb appeal will always sell more quickly and for a better price than one that does not.
Today, I’m going to share with you six tips on how you can improve your home’s curb appeal this winter.
Great Curb Appeal = Favorable Plymouth Real Estate Results
Here are some ways you can ensure your home’s first impression to buyers in Plymouth is a good one:
Keep the drive and sidewalks clear of snow. This may be difficult but it’s important to provide a clear path/access to your home on the market for buyers.
Tidy up your lawn. Even if your grass is no longer green, you can still keep your yard looking pristine by making sure it’s raked and cleared of other debris. This will make it much easier for buyers to envision your home during other seasons.
Don’t neglect the gutters! Leaves are going to accumulate in your gutters in the fall – there’s no getting around that. And if you leave them that way, you’re going to signal to the buyer that you haven’t been taking very good care of your home. Don’t put that doubt in their minds. Take the time to clean out the gutters before you put the house on the market.
When temps rise above 50 degrees give your home a fresh coat of paint. During the wintertime, there is hardly any vegetation to hide your home’s imperfections on the outside. So fix the faded or chipped paint on the outside of your home to make sure your home is giving the best impression possible.
Use plenty of outdoor lighting. It’s no secret that the days are shorter and darker during the winter months, which can in turn make your home feel dreary and uninviting. To combat that effect, make sure you use plenty of outdoor lighting to showcase your beautiful home to buyers. You may also consider using path lights to help light the way for buyers showing your house in the evening hours.
A little evergreen goes a long way. As I mentioned, a lot of yard plants have disappeared for another few months. But you’d be amazed at what a little bit of outdoor greenery can do in making your home feel cheery, warm and inviting. So add some evergreen plants outside to tide you over for the spring home-buying season.
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I hope you learned something new about curb appeal after reading today’s Plymouth real estate blog! It’s always my goal to provide you with information that will be both insightful and useful to you as the home seller.
For more useful advice from as seasoned Plymouth REALTOR® like me, Kelly Knight Webster, contact me today!
You’ll be glad you did!
Until next time,