Hey, sellers! Regardless of the season, your home should make a great first impression on potential home buyers. We know that winter creates some ugly conditions, but you can use these conditions to beautify your home's outdoor appearance! Don't let winter put a freeze on your home sale. Follow these 5 helpful tips to boost your home's appeal during this time:

A zoomed in exterior image of a lovely house covered with snow.

Light It Up

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With less sunshine and shorter days, adding outdoor lighting to your home will help illuminate it. Lighting the pathway, and/or lighting any features unique to your home can increase your home's curb appeal. Even placing lights in the main window of your home can make a big difference!

Plan For Snow

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We get more than our fair share of snow in Saskatchewan. Your home's aesthetic could benefit from heaving a neatly cleared driveway and walkway with every snowfall. It may also be helpful to avoid piling up shoveled or blown snow into unsightly mounds while you're clearing it. Try to spread your shoveled snow evenly over your lawn, or at least in even mounds. For snow blowers, try not to blow your snow into one big pile. You can aim the snow to blow evenly over your lawn as well. For hard to remove snow and slippery ice, use salt. This keeps your driveway and walkway safe for potential viewers! Remember to check the weather forecast to prepare for heavy snowfalls.

Add Winter Plants

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Don't let winter mean the end of plants! You can add evergreen or winter-blooming plants to the front of your home, or right on your front porch. These will inject colour into the white and grey landscape that winter creates, and make your home stand out from the rest. If you're thinking of flowers, Witch Hazel, Winter Jasmine, and Pansies can thrive and add colour all winter!

Eliminate the Ice

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Ice can be a problem in terms of both safety and curb appeal. Icy grounds can be a slipping hazard, and hanging icicles can detach at any moment. Moreover, sharp and dangerous-looking icicles attached to your home's roof and gutters don't make your home seem wintery and romantic to home buyers. Quote the opposite, in fact! Be sure to salt any slippery surfaces and safely clear ominous-looking icicles.

Update Your Door

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A front door that appears to be in need of a fresh coat of paint, or in need of refurbishing can deter home buyers. Your front door should be in pristine condition, and in the winter months, it could benefit from a splash of vibrant colour to juxtapose the sparsely coloured winter landscape. It's the same idea as the colourful plants!

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