Have you had enough of the cold weather, short days, and heavy shoveling for the season? With the first official day of spring on the horizon, and recent weather enticing Canadians out of their winter hiding spots, homeowners are beginning to plan and prepare their homes so the outside once again looks as good as the inside. Seeing as the exterior of your home is the first thing potential buyers will notice, RE/MAX and Landscape Ontario would like to share five easy steps that will enhance your curb appeal.

First of all, it is important to start with anything that may need to be repaired or replaced after the harsh winter. This includes any patios, decks, fences, or walkways and should be tended to promptly as they could be a safety hazard to people passing by. As leaves once again begin to show on trees, it becomes clear that trees are a huge asset to any property and are a great way to add value. Make sure that all limbs are well maintained and healthy and living up to their full potential. Similarly to overgrown trees, it is important to stay on top of any flowering shrubs and perennials. By maintaining, dividing and replacing anything that needs it, homeowners can eliminate the threat of having something unappealing take the spotlight off their home. Taking a close look at your lawn with a critical eye is also important so you can tend to any open spaces that may have seen some wear and tear over the winter.

To complete the transformation, the last thing you will need to do is accessorize! Properly planted containers, pots and window boxes will add to the appeal of your home and will make a huge difference to potential buyers. It is these finishing touches that will create the most impact and make your home the envy of the neighbourhood.


Posted on January 3, 2014 .