When it comes to home staging, a little goes a long way. Small things can make the biggest of differences. Some home sellers think that home staging is only for the interior. They are dead wrong. A home for sale should be staged inside out – even during winter. If you are selling your home in this cold season, use these winter tips to attract homebuyers.

Add Bright Lighting Fixtures

Your home’s lighting will determine how buyers feel when they see it – whether they will be impressed or turned off. Add bright lighting fixtures outdoors to ensure buyers notice your property. They will be sure to stop and admire it as they drive by.

Use lighting to highlight your home’s standout features. You can install lights next to a birdbath, a fountain, or trees. You can also install lights on your driveway and walkways to guide buyers to your home. Use LED lights or clear lights as they consume 90% less energy than incandescent bulbs. Bright lighting also boosts your home’s safety and security.

 

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Keep Up With your Curb Appeal and Gardening

The short, cold days of winter make the idea of gardening very unappealing. However, with a little planning, you can work on your garden and boost curb appeal. Don’t tend to the lawn as it may be covered with snow, simply keep off the grass. Remove any fallen leaves, moss, and pluck large weeds. Cut trees and shrubs on time to give your lawn a manicured look.

Update Your Patio With Attractive Decor

You don’t have to neglect your patio just because it’s winter. In fact, you can update the space and enhance curb appeal. There is a myriad of ways you can create a gorgeous and functional patio during the cold winter months. For starters, change the furniture. Replace wicker or teak furniture with wrought iron or aluminum furniture as these materials can withstand the harsh winter weather.

In addition, swap light summer cushions with heavier pieces and add throws and throw pillows to make the place cozy. Adorn the patio with planters housing perennials to instantly update the space.

Add Color to Attract Potential Buyers

While there are rarely any flowers that bloom in winter, there are many ways you can bring color to your exterior. First, paint the front door a bright color, like red or yellow, to draw eyes to it. Paint the mailbox the same color to create harmony. It is also a great way to enhance the style of your exterior.

When painting the mailbox, consider replacing or refreshing aging house numbers. To complete the look, paint your home’s exterior. This is a great way to update your home inexpensively. Paint will also protect exterior walls from the elements.

If you’re hoping to sell your home in winter, do not neglect the exterior. Keep in mind that it gives buyers the first impression of your home and should stand out for all the right reasons. Use these winter staging tips to enthrall buyers before they enter your home. Feel free to get creative and you’ll be sure to turn your exterior into buyer bait.

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