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  • Writer's pictureMariana Galstian

Spruce UP that Curb Appeal - Winter Market!

Enhancing curb appeal is an important aspect of home staging, and it's especially important in the wintertime when the exterior of the home is often hidden under layers of snow and ice. Here are some tips for improving curb appeal during the winter months:

  1. Keep sidewalks and driveways clear: Snow and ice can make it difficult for buyers to navigate the property, so it's important to keep sidewalks and driveways clear and well-maintained. Consider using a snow blower or hiring a professional to clear the area.

  2. Add winter-specific decorations: While it's important to avoid overcrowding the exterior of the home with too many decorations, adding a few winter-specific elements can add a festive touch and make the home feel warm and welcoming. Some ideas might include a wreath on the front door, holiday lights, or a festive doormat.

  3. Protect plants and landscaping: Cold temperatures and harsh weather can be tough on plants and landscaping, so it's important to take steps to protect them. Consider covering delicate plants with blankets or burlap, and trim back any dead or damaged branches.

  4. Paint or touch up any exterior surfaces: Chipped or peeling paint can make a home look uninviting, so consider touching up any exterior surfaces that need it. This could include the front door, trim, or shutters.

Add some colorful accents: Even in the wintertime, a few colorful accents can help bring a home to life. Consider adding some colorful flowers or plants to the front yard, or adding a pop of color with a brightly colored doormat or outdoor pillows.

  • Keep the front porch clean and tidy: The front porch is often the first thing buyers see when they approach the home, so it's important to keep it clean and tidy. This could include sweeping away any snow or debris, and adding a few decorative elements like potted plants or a welcome mat.

By following these tips, you can enhance the curb appeal of your home and make it more attractive to potential buyers, even in the cold winter months. Remember, the goal is to create a warm and inviting exterior that makes a good first impression. With a little bit of effort, you can effectively stage the exterior of your home and increase your chances of a successful sale.

For more information on staging your property or to request a quote, please contact us today at 617.548.6461 or email

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