Fall Appeal: Tips and trends for homeowners, buyers and sellers
Last updated 10/16/2019 at 4:39pm
There are a variety of things that you can do to show off your home in the fall. Here's some of my favorite tips:
Take care of exterior aesthetics. Piles of leaves or mounds of snow can make the exterior of your property look messy. Colder months tend to make most outdoor areas look dull or dreary, but remember to keep things clean for any photos taken of your home or for any viewings. Consider using markers to clearly define the edges of your property, as weather elements may make things fuzzy to buyers.
Show off your home's potential for every season. Give buyers an idea of how the home would look during warmer months. If you're planning on selling later in the calendar year, consider taking photos of your home in the spring or summer and have them on display during open houses or
Brighten up the place. Colder months can feel dreary. To take advantage of available natural light, keep your blinds and curtains wide open for showings. The more natural light shining into your home, the more attractive it will look. Also, think about using different types of light bulbs to add extra brightness to your living spaces. And don't forget about outdoor lighting! With the sun setting earlier, a well-lit exterior is a must for viewing your home in the afternoon or evening.
As we head into cooler temperatures, it's also a good idea to take a few steps to protect your home from winter weather and lower your energy bills.
Landscaping: Trim tree limbs that are close to your roof or any power lines. Snow and ice storms can wreak havoc and cause debris to damage your home.
Chimneys and Fireplaces: If you regularly use a fireplace in the colder months, now's the perfect time to call a professional to clean and inspect your chimney to ensure there are no blockages.
Windows and Doors: Swap all of your door and window screens that you use in the warmer months for more protective storm windows. Installing weather stripping or caulking around your doorframes and windows is also a good idea to help lower heating bills.
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