3 Simple and Fun Tips to Improve Curb Appeal This Fall

Typically, homeowners can get a 100% ROI on the money spent on a home’s curb appeal. With that in mind, those trying sell their home during the fall season may have challenges keeping their yard and home properly maintained and visually aesthetic to potential buyers. Fortunately, there are many fall festive options that can boost the curb appeal of any real estate property. Consider these fun seasonal ideas to add some curb appeal to your humble abode before putting it on the market:

Add some flair to the front door.

Your front door has a major impact on your home’s overall curb appeal — probably more than you realize. Take a moment to add some creative nuances to your front door and porch area. For a simple fix, you can just place a pumpkin on either side of the door. Even better — pick up a festive wreath or even make one yourself to hang on your front door and make your house look a bit more like a home to potential buyers.

Display some seasonal plants.

Nearly 90% of real estate agents encourage homeowners to invest in landscaping prior to selling, but bigger projects may not be viable. Fortunately, you can still add some flair with some simple potted plants:

“Half the fun of fall decorating is adding plants that show off lively hues while neighbors’ plants are fading. Kale and mums are natural go-to plants for fall. But these crotons have the right hues, too. Crotons are tender tropicals, so take them indoors if frost is expected,” says Lowe’s.

Paint your garage door a new color.

If your garage doors are in good condition, give them a new coat of paint. If they’re beginning to show their age, consider replacing them. Your garage door can have a major impact on how your home is perceived by potential buyers.

These tips may be helpful, but remember to consult your real estate agent during the process as well. About 78% of recent buyers found their real estate agent to be a very useful source of information, and your realtor can provide customized curb appeal advice based on your property’s specific layout. For more information about real estate agents in Los Gatos, contact Stephanie Ligsay.