Are you preparing to list your home for sale this fall? While the temperatures are cooling down and the days are getting shorter, the importance of curb appeal has not diminished. By following a few essential steps, you can ensure that your home’s exterior makes a great first impression on potential buyers.
Focus on Lawn Care
The prime growing season for most types of grass has passed, but that does not mean that you should let lawn maintenance slide. Rake up falling leaves each week so that your yard has a tidy appearance. This will also reduce the likelihood of your lawn developing brown spots. In addition, continue mowing, trimming and watering the lawn as needed.
Fresh mulch spread across a well-weeded flowerbed can create a finishing touch to the landscaping. Add some perennials with a seasonal hue for extra oomph. Remember to keep the flowerbeds weeded and free of falling leaves in the weeks ahead.
Dress Up the Front Entryway
Creating a welcoming vibe on the front porch is essential. The first step is to brush away all cobwebs, leaves and other debris from the area. Clean the front door, and consider replacing the knob and the exterior lighting if they are worn. For an extra touch of charm, add an autumnal welcome mat and door decoration.
Power Wash the Pavement
Concrete, paver stones and other hardscape materials can become discolored with ground-in dirt, mildew and other elements. This creates a filthy look throughout the exterior. Spray down the pavement with a power washer to give it a clean, inviting feel. This includes the front walkway, sidewalk, driveway, flowerbed liners and other features. If the brick or siding is filthy, power washing it could rejuvenate its appearance. When washing these surfaces, be sure to use the right pressure setting to avoid unintentional damage.
Clean the Windows
When is the last time that the exterior of your home’s windows were cleaned? This is a major project, but it can have a profound impact on curb appeal. Whether you hire a professional to do the job for you or you spend a few hours doing the work yourself, cleaning the grime off of the windows is essential for beautiful curb appeal. The cleanliness will also improve interior ambiance.
Curb appeal is important regardless of the season that you choose to list your home in, but some special steps must be taken in the fall. Contact Elizabeth Bos today to learn more about selling your home in the fall and to get the ball rolling on your plans.