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Decorating for Fall While Maintaining Curb Appeal

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 at 11:22pm Engel & Völkers Sun Valley

Fall is here and Halloween is just around the corner. With holidays rapidly approaching we all feel a little compelled to get our homes into the mood as well. However, obtrusive decorations can turn into an eye sore or hurt a prospective buyer's ability to see themselves in your house. For that reason we have put together some tips for maintaining your curb appeal as the weather transitions into winter.

  1. Leaves - The trees are absolutely beautiful as the leaves change colors. However, that also means they are swirling about and no doubt ending up in your yard. While it sounds more appealing to curl up with a good book and a cup of coffee, it is time to get out and rake those leaves. Keeping up on your yard will help make it more presentable to future buyers. Plus, now that the weather has cooled off, your lawn will be easy to keep green...so show it off!
  2. Holiday Decorations - For the most part, it is best to stay neutral when it comes to decorating for the holidays. However, depending on your neighborhood there may be some exceptions. If your neighborhood, for example, hosts an annual haunted house competition, you won't want to be the only scrooge on your block not partaking in the festivities. That being said, it may not be the year to go for first prize. Sticking to pumpkins and scarecrows are probably a safe bet. Just make sure nothing stays displayed past its prime.
  3. Political Statements - This year's election has been more polarizing than any before. However, even during more normal election years, it is best to keep things neutral when trying to sell your home. Therefore, try to find other ways to show support for your political candidate and keep the campaign signs off your lawn for prospective buyers.
  4. Keep it Simple - Overall, it is best to simplify when trying to sell your home. Not only will that appeal more to prospective buyers but it will make it easier to pack up and move to your next adventure when that perfect offer does come in. Whether it be yard work or decorations, maintaining a clean appearance can be vital in attracting the right buyers.

If you are thinking about selling your home, give our office a call. Our experienced advisors can help you navigate the process and answer any questions you may have about the Sun Valley real estate market. 

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