How to Create Curb Appeal in the Winter To Sell Your Home
So finally you got that promotion you were looking for. However, the position is in another state and you have to move. It is winter and you are worried that your house looks less appealing than in spring, so you might not be able to get a good profit. Well, you cannot really ask your company to hold off the promotion till spring or turn down the offer. What you can do is use your imagination, spruce up your house, and make it stand out from all the other houses in the area. Who knows, maybe you will even get a better deal. Following are some tips to create the much needed curb appeal for your home.
A neat and tidy lawn
Always keep your lawn neat and tidy. Shovel the driveway, porch, and sidewalks. Winter is the best time to prune the shrubs and bushes. The grass may not be green during this time of the year, but by keeping your lawn neat and tidy, you can leave it to the imagination of potential buyers to picture it during spring.
Paint your house
It is always refreshing for anybody to see a freshly painted house. So spend some money on painting your house. Another reason to paint the house is because chipped or faded paint will stand out because of the bare trees in this season.
Good outdoor lighting
Potential buyers can even come at night to view your house. Proper lighting can make your home look attractive and safe. Use your imagination and maybe even go in for a fancy lantern and path lights.
Subtle decorations like a wreath on the door, small decorative lights around the shrubbery, can make your house look very appealing and pique the interest of potential buyers. Picture a potential buyer driving down the lane and looking at your house with interest.
Attention grabbing landscape
Evergreen trees and plants like witch hazel or pansies can help to liven up drab landscapes. Pine and holly do not loose their green in winter. Mix these with colorful dried flowers to grab attention. If you have a garden, you can even install a statue or two. A themed outdoor sculpture, like Roman or Greek, will add class to your house.
Selling a house during the winter season is not difficult. What is difficult is selling it for a profit. If you are willing to put in some work and spend a little money, you can definitely sell your house for a nice profit.