When you’re selling your home in Scottsdale, your real estate agent will talk to you about making sure it looks great from the street. After all, prospective buyers will start forming their first impression of your home before they even walk through the front door. With that said, this guide covers seven winter curb appeal tips that can help you sell your home quickly and for more money.
7 Winter Curb Appeal Tips to Help You Sell Your Home in Scottsdale
Check out these seven winter curb appeal tips you can use to help sell your home this year:
- Think about adding African daisies, carnations or globe amaranth to your landscaping.
- Prune your trees.
- Trim back foliage and plants.
- Pick up dead or broken limbs.
- Replace your house numbers.
- Invest in a new mailbox.
- Make sure all your windows are sparkling clean.
Here’s a closer look at each.
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Think About Adding African Daisies, Carnations or Globe Amaranth to Your Landscaping
Adding African daisies, carnations or glob amaranth this winter will give your yard a nice splash of color while still keeping it low-maintenance. They’re easy to care for and don’t require a lot of water, so they can tolerate the colder winter months in Scottsdale.
About African Daisies
African daisies (Osteospermum) are a type of hardy annual that brightens up landscapes with its showy flowers. They come in a variety of colors, from pure white to deep purple and orange. African daisies require little care and do best in full sun.
Carnations (Dianthus) are a part of the Dianthus genus and come in a variety of colors and varieties. These perennials will brighten up any Scottsdale landscape with their beautiful blooms, which can range from white to pink to deep red. Carnations are very hardy and can survive winter temperatures if they’re planted in well-drained soil.
About Globe Amaranth
Globe amaranth (Gomphrena globosa) is an annual that produces flowers throughout the year – even during winter months! This type of flower will add a splash of color to any Scottsdale landscape, and they are very easy to care for. Globe amaranth prefers full sun and well-drained soil.
Prune Your Trees
Winter is the perfect time to give your shrubs, trees, and other foliage a trim. Pruning them will help keep them healthy while also giving prospective buyers an idea of how much work they’ll have to do in order to keep up with outdoor maintenance.
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Trim Back Foliage and Plants
Trimming back your plants is an important step in giving your Scottsdale property the best curb appeal possible. Trimming away overgrown foliage gives prospective buyers a clear view of the house, making it easier for them to envision how their own outdoor space could look.
Pick Up Dead or Broken Limbs
Inspect your trees and shrubs for dead or broken limbs and pick them up as soon as you can. Not only will this improve your home’s appearance, but it will also help protect against potential safety hazards.
Replace Your House Numbers
Make sure that your house numbers are clearly visible from the street. If they’re faded, chipped, or missing altogether, replacing them is an inexpensive way to spruce up your home’s exterior and give prospective buyers a good first impression.
Invest in a New Mailbox
A new mailbox can instantly add some extra charm to the front of your house. There are plenty of designs available that will fit perfectly with any Scottsdale landscape, so take the time to find one that suits your style.
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Make Sure All Your Windows Are Sparkling Clean
Your windows should be sparkling clean before you put your house on the market, as this will help make sure prospective buyers get a good look at all the great features your home has to offer. Take the time to wash each window inside and out and then inspect them for any damage or repairs that need to be made.
With just a few simple steps, you can give your Scottsdale property the perfect winter makeover. African daisies, carnations, and globe amaranth are great additions to any landscape, plus pruning trees and trimming plants will help keep your outdoor space looking neat and tidy. Don’t forget to replace your house numbers, invest in a new mailbox, and clean your windows.
Are You Buying or Selling a Home in Scottsdale?
If you’re selling a luxury home in Scottsdale, we can help. You can use our home value calculator to get a ballpark idea on what your home may be worth – and you can call us at 602-694-3200 to talk to a REALTOR® about how we can market your home to all the right buyers.
If you’re also looking for a new home, we’ll be happy to show you the homes that interest you most. While you’re here, explore all our Scottsdale real estate listings or look in specific communities:
- Ancala homes for sale
- Boulders homes for sale
- Cactus Corridor homes for sale
- Scottsdale Country Club homes for sale
- Scottsdale Ranch homes for sale
- Old Town Scottsdale homes for sale
- Paradise Valley homes for sale
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RE/MAX Fine Properties
21020 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85255
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