Looking to sell your Austin home this fall? One of the best ways to showcase your home to potential buyers is by boosting its curb appeal. Despite the fact that Central Texas doesn’t see snow or colorful leaves this time of year, there are still several ways to add fall curb appeal to your home!
Keep the Exterior of Your Home Clean
The first thing you need to do when preparing to sell your home this fall is clean up the exterior. As the trees shed their leaves, your home is more visible from the street. Clean up the exterior of your home with power washing, and consider repainting the outside, if the paint is dated or chipped. A new coat of paint can give your home a fresh look and be a huge selling point with buyers. You should also have the windows on your home cleaned to remove dirt, leaves, cobwebs, and other debris. Remove all leaves and debris from gutters and drain spouts. This will not only show buyers the home is well-cared for, but also prevent water damage to your home.
Create an Autumn Wonderland
Even though Central Texas is not known for colorful fall yards, there are several ways to decorate your lawn and porch with beautiful fall items. Add rich fall colors to your porch by buying or making a fall wreath for the door with flowers and foliage, or fall garland for the railings. By making the front door a focal point, buyers will feel invited and welcome in your home. You can also line walkways with pumpkins or gourds, which creates a clear path into your home. Outdoor lighting is another great way to attract potential buyers and highlight the best features of your home. Especially with shorter days in the fall, outdoor pathway lighting and porch lighting can deter break-ins and create a safe atmosphere for guests and potential buyers. Add solar lights to your path, hang decorative fall lights on the porch or in trees, or add a touch of whimsy with statement lights to complete the fall look.
Plant Fall Flowers
A detailed and well-maintained yard is a huge attraction to potential buyers. Consider adding a garden, or sprucing up an existing one, with beautiful fall flowers. Chrysanthemums are a hardy fall flower, which boasts bright, gorgeous colors. Pair mums with fall asters, daisy-like lavender flowers, and you will have a garden fit for the most distinguished of buyers! Flower beds can also designate property lines and give your yard a manicured look. Flower beds are another great location to add outdoor lighting to showcase your lovely plants with pops of color at night.
Give Your Lawn a Make-Over
A poorly tended lawn or yard is a huge turn-off for potential buyers. Make sure the lawn is mowed before showings and patch-up any brown spots. Keep falling leaves at bay by raking regularly. Fall is also a good time to fertilize your lawn before winter.
We know what you’re thinking, with all the other stresses that come along with selling your home, who has time or energy to do ALL of this? We’ve got a great solution for you! Call in a professional lawn service to assist with fall clean-up, gutter cleaning and help with seasonal plants. We highly recommend Lopez Lawn Service in the Austin area! They are an excellent, professional company that can help you get your yard ready for the fall whether you plan to move or stay put. You will love how your lawn looks with their skilled crew beautifying it for you! For more information on the services they provide call them at 512-247-1929.
Even though fall in Central Texas doesn’t always bring changing leaves or amazing colors to the trees, it is possible to add beautiful autumn curb appeal to your Austin home. The Davidson Real Estate Group has over 40 years of combined experience selling homes in the Austin area. We would love to help you sell yours! For more information on adding curb appeal to your home, or to list your home for sale, please contact us today!