by Dan Wolf
on Monday, February 17th, 2014 at 5:43am.
It's easy enough to let the exterior of your home go in the winter. Who else would be fixing their house out in the snow and cold? Outside maintenance is best left for warmer warmer. But not if you plan on selling your property. Curb appeal is important to potential buyers in any season. These tips can hep improve it.
Make the Paint New
It's neither practical nor advisable to paint your exterior in the winter. Besides, the cost may be prohibitive if your goal is simply to sell your home. Power-washing your siding can make your home shine in the dark and dreary weather. You can hire a professional to do it or save some money by renting equipment from a home center and doing it yourself. Don't forget to clean the driveway, patios, flagstones, or any other flat surfaces.
Keep the Holiday Lights
Holiday lights make your house look festive throughout the season and can enhance safety and security for a low cost. Don't just hang them from the roof line. Wrap them around trees, fountains, and railings. Choose LED versions, which use up to 90 percent less energy than incandescent and remain lit even when one bulb goes out.
Let Them In
The best-decorated interior in the world is useless to selling your home if the house-hunters can't reach your front door. Keep the roads to your property clear of snow and remove any snowdrifts from your driveway and pathways. Sprinkle some sand in slippery areas to add some traction. Place a large welcome mat by the front door so that visitors have a place to clean their shoes before entering your house.
For more tips on improving curb appeal or if you want to talk about selling your home this winter, please contact us.