Ontario winters can present a challenge for home sellers. With the yard covered in snow and the sky generally overcast, many homeowners struggle to make their home more attractive to home buyers. The following tips will help you boost your home's curb appeal when your house goes up for sale and can even help speed up the home-selling process.
Keep Your Walkways Clear
One subtle way that you can boost curb your home's curb appeal is to make it more accessible to visitors. One of the best ways to make your home more accessible in winter is to keep your walkways free of snow and slush. Shovel regularly and use de-icing salt as necessary to ensure that your walkways are tidy and attractive. When you shovel your walkways, avoid piling snow along the grass on the sides, as this can mar the beauty of your lawn.
Avoid Disturbing Pretty Snow
Wide unbroken expanses of snow, without footprints, can convey a sense of serenity and peacefulness. To keep your front yard looking as idyllic as possible, tell your family members to stay off the lawn, and avoid letting the dog run free in the front yard.
Add Seasonal Color
Believe it or not, some flowers do bloom in winter in Ontario. Species like Winter Aconite, a native wildflower, can be seen blooming throughout the winter. You can use this to your advantage when you're trying to sell your house. Blooming flowers can make your home look lively and colorful, even when the rest of the world is covered in soft white snow. For a more obvious splash of color, consider planting Blue Princess Holly, a hardy shrub that produces colorful red berries.
Use Holiday Lights Wisely
Hanging holiday lights up during the holidays conveys a sense of pride in your home, and it also makes a home look beautiful and festive. Consider hanging lights on your home if you are trying to sell your home over the holidays. Conversely, leaving your holiday lights hanging from the eaves past the holiday season can convey the message that you're not timely with your home maintenance tasks. If it's late winter and your holiday lights are still danging from the roof, have them removed as soon as you decide to put your home up for sale.
Brighten Your Front Door
One smart way to make your front yard look more cheerful at this dark and somewhat gray time of year is to give your front door a fresh coat of paint. Choose a color that matches your home, but stands out on your property. Go for a color that's bright and bold but also tasteful.
For more information and helpful advice about how you can sell your home in Ontario in winter, contact someone like Aaron Lillie - Real Estate Sales Representative.