Winter is a beautiful, albeit chilly time of year on Long Island. We are so fortunate to live and work here and help people find a new place to call home all year long.

If you are thinking about selling your home early in the year, an essential consideration is curb appeal. What will make your home stand out to those checking it while driving by? What will set the best first impression?

Making minor improvements and adjustments to the outside of your home does not need to be costly, especially if done right. Have a look at some tips you can try below.

Pay Attention To the Little Details

From a freshly shoveled walkway to paint touch-ups in certain spots, there are plenty of small yet impactful improvements you can make to your home’s exterior to make it sparkle and shine to prospective buyers. Give guests and visitors a pop of color by performing a mailbox makeover.

Your yard should also look pristine if you want to make a positive impression. Whether you need to trim hedges, add winter-friendly foliage, or do additional landscaping, it will make all the difference.

Light Up Your Life and Home

Proper outdoor lighting will make your home safer and more appealing to possible buyers who come to look at it late in the evening. To brighten the route to your front entrance, use a series of path lights, or place elegant sconces or lanterns by your doors.

A modest investment in a new front porch light can make a big difference, but you should also check the condition of any other light fixtures in the area, such as those on each side of the garage or the streetlight in your front yard.

Get Your Garage In Order

As a large part of your home’s facade, your garage needs to look inviting. It should be clean, neatly arranged, and the door should be in excellent condition.

An organized and decluttered garage signals to buyers that the rest of your home is in great shape. Install shelves and a system of stacking boxes to make the space appear larger. Remove litter, oil, grease, and paint marks if necessary.

For any garage door repairs, call a certified technician. Because of the electrical systems and wiring involved, it is best not to make it a do-it-yourself project.

No matter what time of year you are thinking of selling your home and buying a new one, our team at Lynx Mortgage Bank LLC. We are here to help, so get in touch anytime! We can help you with your mortgage or refinancing options.

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