7 Tips To Maximize Winter Curb Appeal And Help Sell Your Home

Selling your home this winter? 

2014 started with Winter Storm Hercules bringing heaps of snow and record setting artic temperatures to Long Island. With more snow and frigid weather on the way, homebuyers may be more likely to stay put than venture out to open houses.

But that doesn't mean falling behind on home care and maintenance. The buyers are out there, and those buyers are serious about finding a home. Show homebuyers you are just as serious with a stellar first impression. 

Topnotch curb appeal is an essential part of your winter selling strategy. Capture the attention of prospective homebuyers with these 7 simple seasonal tips to maximize winter curb appeal and help sell your home:

1) Clear driveway, sidewalk, and steps of ice and snow: Stay safe by taking care of these areas every day. 

2) Add a colorful mailbox: A bright colored mailbox with visible house numbers makes your home easy to find.  

3) Install driveway lighting: Welcome your evening prospects with lights leading right up to the front door. 

4) Upgrade the front entrance: Paint your door trim a bright color as a contrast against stark winter white. Decorate the front door with a simple wreath. Make sure the entrance is well-lit. Add a natural fiber welcome mat.

5) Add large house street numbers: Make it easy for buyers to identify your home with easily visible street numbers.

6) Add some hearty winter greens: Try shrubs like juniper, cedar, ivy, holly, and boxwood.

7) Clean and Declutter: Keep entryways tidy and store sand, salt, shovels, and snowblowers neatly in the garage. Add runners and sturdy welcome mats for safety. Clean windows and replace burned-out exterior lightbulbs.

Try these simple winter tips to keep your home in tip-top selling shape. Enjoy selling success by maximizing your home’s winter curb appeal!

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