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Curb Appeal Tips for the Fall

Landscape is the key to selling your home in the fall of the year. Grabbing buyer attention when selling your Louisville home can come with its own challenges in the fall (compared to summer time), but with a few tips, you can get started on the right path. Sprucing up the appearance of your home’s exterior will not only give buyers a good impression, but also give you a leg up on the competition.

Louisville Home Roofing
by Dungan Nequette Architects

Fix the Roofing:

Fall is the perfect time to inspect and repair any roofing problems that can be visualized from the roadways. Repair missing or loose shingles, as well as flashing around the pipes and chimneys. Homeowner’s can often repair minor roofing problems, such as torn shingles, which can be replaced with roofing cement.

Trim the Trees & Hedges:

Pruning your trees is great in the Fall. Trimming limbs gives your property a cleaner look, especially when trees are near the house. This is an easy DIY improvement project, due to the electric or battery operated, hand-held saws that make it simple and easy. Hedge trimming tools work in very much the same way to give your shrubberies a neat look which makes your home for appealing on the real estate market.

P.S. —¬†keeping your lawn free from fallen leaves is also a great appealing look.

Louisville Home Mulch
by Chris Maler

Lay Down Some Mulch:

Adding or reapplying mulch around garden beds and trees offers a refreshed yard appearance, and indicates that your home is well maintained. Adding colorful mulch adds a beautiful yard contrast with surrounding flowers and plants. Mulch is easy to purchase and doesn’t cost a lot of money.

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Add Floral Beauty:

Blooming perennials and plants are less expensive in the Fall, which helps to make your yard pop. Remove any dead leaves or stems from plants and replace them with healthier flowers and plants. Choosing fragrant perennials is a great appeal. Even though people can’t smell them from the curbside, many floral blooms will draw them to tour your home and once they get closer, their scents will captivate their senses.

Louisville Home Lighting
by Carson Poetzl, Inc.

Add Outdoor Lighting:

Natural light diminishes during the Fall, creating a darker setting earlier on. If people are viewing your home from the curbside, it would be great to add soft, yet revealing exterior lighting. Ask your friends or consult a realtor about arranging today’s inexpensive LED lighting lamps along the walkways, which gives off a beautiful silhouette of your home.

Outdoor Autumn Decorations:

Louisville communities offer many great Fall festivals, such as the Jeffersontown Gaslight Arts and Crafts Festival and Slice of The Highlands Tasting. Therefore, decorating your home to sell, during this time, would add great curb appeal. Creating an outdoor planter with different size pumpkins and squash, as well as colorful mums around the front porch is very appealing. A decorative Fall wreath hanging on the front door gives a sense of family and warmth. [Read: Halloween Decorating Ideas for Your Louisville Home]

Selling Your Louisville Home:

If you’d like more information about selling your home this Fall, contact us with your questions or read our free home seller’s eBook:

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