Winter curb appeal tips for NW Wisconsin home sellers

Those of us that live in Northwestern Wisconsin know that this is an area of great beauty in all four seasons. When selling your home in winter, paying attention to a few outside details can really make a big difference. Here are some ideas.

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    Add splashes of bright colors. Plants, grasses, and evergreens can spruce up a home’s winter landscape. Tall grasses, such as fountain grasses, can survive harsh winters. And in late fall and early winter, plants from the cabbage family add vibrant purples. A red door or red trim will stand out in a snowy landscape.

  2. Give it seasonal sparkle. Transform a birdbath or fountain into a seasonal display by adding twigs with red berries. Large shiny ornaments in a garden can provide an inviting holiday note.
  3. Bright lights. Use clear floodlights to focus on the home’s front entrance or architectural feature. Add a few lights along the driveway to welcome the way.
  4. Remove snow. Make sure the snow is shoveled from the driveway and walkway before showing time, And, make sure exterior steps are free of snow.
  5. Show off the lake and lifestyle. Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you can’t use the deck. Shovel your backyard sitting area and leave your grill uncovered so buyers can envision themselves using the deck or lakeside patio.
  6. A Charlie Brown Christmas tree. Add a small pine tree on the front porch or near the front entrance to the house with a simple strand or two of twinkle lights.
  7. Create a photo display of sunnier days. Show buyers what the outside of the home looks like during other seasons by displaying some landscape photos in frames or using a digital photo frame with a slide show of images.
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About Jean

Jean Hedren, Your Northwest Wisconsin Realtor. Specializing in up-north lake homes, cabins, and waterfront real estate. Serving the real estate needs of northern Wisconsin buyers and sellers in Barnes, Solon Springs, Lake Nebagamon, Gordon, Wascott, Minong, Trego, Spooner, Hayward, Webb Lake, and beyond. I’ll be glad to help you find the lake place that’s right for you; some of my favorite NW WI lakes include the Eau Claire Chain of Lakes, Nelson Lake, Lake Minnesuing, Lake Nebagamon, Upper Saint Croix Lake, Whitefish Lake, the Minong Flowage, Gilmore Lake, Kimball Lake, Nancy Lake, Bond Lake, Leader Lake, Big Bass Lake, the McKenzie Lakes, Horseshoe Lake, and Webb Lake. To learn more about the cabins and lake homes for sale in northwest Wisconsin, give me a call at 218-590-6634. Or, you can reach me at jeanhedren@edinarealty.com.
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