It does not matter if you are attempting to sell your home during the spring, summer, winter, or fall, curb appeal needs to be a consideration when preparing your home to hit the market. If you are preparing to sell your home this fall, consider the following additions for enhancing your curb appeal.
While it is true that much plant life is dormant during the fall, there are still many great options (depending where you are located) for incorporating splashes of color throughout your property. One of the most popular fall flowers are chrysanthemums, more commonly referred to as mums. They come in a variety of colors and bloom for a long time. Another fall flower to consider are marigolds, which are also a crowd pleaser. If you do not have the space to plant them in the ground, you can opt for pots along your entryway steps or along the sidewalk.
You do not need to spend a lot of money to incorporate seasonal accents to your home’s landscape. For instance, a couple pumpkins, squash, or hay barrels can provide a welcoming accent to the front of your home. When it comes to any kind of exterior décor, it is usually in your best interest to keep it simple. When you go too overboard with the amount of decorations, you run the risk of your outdoor space looking tacky. With this, try to stick to only a few tasteful items.
One of the most important ways to ensure your home looks the best from the curb is to keep the yard clean and clear of any clutter. Take away any debris or leaves prior to showings. Also, be sure to trim up any overgrown vegetation, such as trim limbs, bushes, or ivy. Any garden tools, machinery, or children’s toys should be stored away as well.