Winter Curb Appeal

Green grass, perfectly manicured garden, gorgeous patio set on your new deck,  warm summer breeze coming in through the windows… all things that play with the emotions of a potential buyer when you are looking to sell your home. Why not throw some fresh baked cookies into the oven just before they arrive so the smell wafts down the driveway as they pull in?  Selling your home is as much an emotional decision as it is a business transaction. You want that potential buyer to feel as though they could live in that house and really picture their life there. In 3 of the 4 seasons, this type of home staging is a little easier.

Than BAAM! Winter smacks us in the face. Windows are shut, grass can’t be seen for the mounds of snow, patio sets put away and sometimes it’s even hard to realize a deck is under that huge blanket of white stuff.  We live in Canada, and chances are the person buying your home does too and understands how fickle our winters can be. But that doesn’t mean you can speak to each buyer on an emotional level just like the rest of the year. Winter curb appeal is just as important as in the other 3 seasons… if not more important!  As a seller, your job is to make your home look inviting, cozy and as safe as possible for people to come visit. Here are a few ideas on how to boost your winter curb appeal and make sure you are giving your home its best chance to shine:

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