Here are 5 Autumn Curb Appeal Tips for Attracting the Home Buyer in October:
The yard and home exterior are the first thing a buyer sees when they arrive. It's not that hard to spruce up an autumn yard and take all the advantages you can of warm colors and rich foliage.
#1 Clean Up the Yard
The leaves are starting to fall and we've had a few storms knocking branches down. Start raking! Don't let overgrown vegetation block the windows or path to the entrance. Cutting bushes and tree limbs will let the sun inside and showcase the exterior of your home. Cut away summer vines and cut down dead flowers. Make the most of the autumn weather in the fall real estate market.
#2 Get a Pop of Color with Mums
The most popular autumn flowers are mums, and they bloom for a long time. Mums are available in yellow, red, orange, white and purple. Yellow is the number one home selling color.
#3 Go Easy on the Gore
You may love the idea of blood and guts and skeletons rising from your yard and ghosts hanging from your trees, but will buyers be amused or afraid? Anything that has the potential to turn them off is a no-no when listing your house. Sticking to safe decor choices will help you appeal to the masses.
#4 Update and Maintain
Make sure the house number is clearly painted on the curb and mailbox, see if it's time for an upgrade. Update the walkway with fresh stones or gravel to ensure the path to the front door is clear. Also check the garage door and arrange to refurbish, repair, repaint, or replace if you have to.
#5 Paint Trim and Doors
Even if the whole house doesn't need an exterior paint job, touching up the trim, shutters, and front door can make a massive difference in how the home is perceived from the road or yard.