6 Easy Tips for Enhancing your Cary Home’s Curb Appeal in the Winter
Spring is one of the most popular home buying seasons in Cary and the Triangle area, and it’s easy to see why. With warm-weather blooms, beautifully landscaped yards, and budding trees, it’s easy to fall in love with a residence – and a neighborhood – when the city of Cary is at its brightest.
But one of the best aspects of Cary is that it’s an attractive place to live all year-long, and any season can be a fine time to peruse and purchase a home! So if you currently have your Cary home on the market, and want to increase its attractiveness to buyers right from the first impression, try out these easy and quick tips that can make your home for sale shine in the wintertime.
Decorate with Style
Everyone loves holiday lights and décor, and with a few little touches, your home can feel welcoming right from the start! Use strings of tasteful lights on large and attractive trees or other landscaping features you want to highlight, and add electric candles throughout if your home has a lot of windows and natural light. A festive wreathe can also add a welcoming touch, and can make prospective buyers feel welcome as soon as they walk through the door.
Add Potted Plants
One of the best things about using potted plants as a landscaping addition is that they can add a pop of color, but can also be moved outside if there’s a dose of winter weather. Try seasonal blooms that coincide with the holidays, like poinsettias, mums, or even violas and pansies, to add a little brightness to a winter landscape.
Boost your Exterior Lighting
With the sun setting at 5 p.m., a little extra exterior lighting will ensure that your home stands out on the block. For a seasonal touch, try spotlights that showcase your holiday décor, such as wreathes, trees in the windows, and boughs of holly.
A holly bush or camellia can add a natural boost of color, as these evergreen shrubs are renowned for looking their best in the winter months. (In fact, camellias tend to bloom in the late fall, and generally stay flowering all winter long!) For more privacy, and to block out the neighbors, try planting fast-growing evergreen shrubs and trees on your property’s borders, for a natural but unobtrusive barrier.
Keep it Neat
Though it’s important to have a neat landscape throughout the year, it is especially important in the winter months, when barren trees might highlight other equipment in the yard. As such, make sure you keep your landscape as neat and clean as possible. Too many vehicles, equipment, décor, fixtures, and other generalized “stuff” in the yard can make your home look cluttered, and can scare away potential buyers before they have a chance to step inside and admire your home.
Keep your Outdoor Furnishings Seasonally Appropriate
If you want to make a larger investment, check out water and weather-proof outdoor furnishings that can be added to your porch and other outdoor living areas, and which will last no matter what the winter climate brings. Adirondack chairs are also a great addition, as they can be used all year long without excess wear and tear. Avoid metal furnishings, which can rust in the winter’s rain and snow, and which are more appropriate for the summertime.
Your home’s exterior serves as your first impression to buyers who are looking to move to Cary, so it’s essential to keep it looking clean and inviting all year long. With a few smart seasonal additions, and a few little touches throughout, you can ensure that your Cary curb appeal remains strong and attractive long after the holidays are over.