Having great curb appeal in the fall can be a little more difficult than in the summer. You’ll have to be more diligent about outdoor maintenance, and falling leaves can be a pain. By keeping it clean and accenting your best exterior features, you’ll be sure to attract tons of potential buyers and make a great sale. Here are 4 tips:

CLEAN UP THE EXTERIOR

As summer turns to fall, trees will begin to shed its leaves and the canopy of greenery over many homes will fall away. As home’s become more exposed, it’s important to focus on the exterior. Before listing your home, small changes can do wonders for your home’s appearance – pressure wash the outside; clean the windows; apply a fresh coat of paint.

HIGHLIGHT YOUR FRONT DOOR

Paint your front door with bold color! No doubt, this is a bold move! However, this is an easily updatable and reversible approach that has a huge impact on your home’s curb appeal. Here’s a place you can use a splash of orange or any bold jewel tone will do.

LIMIT HOLIDAY DECORATIONS

Do you really want buyers to see MLS photos of your Halloween-themed home when/if it’s still on the market in December? With that in mind, bypass the scarecrows, hay bales, and spooky holiday decor and focus on seasonal appeal instead. Just a few well-placed pumpkins or mums can be a colorful front porch accessory and a subtle nod to autumn.

ILLUMINATE

Change bulbs to the maximum wattage appropriate for the fixture. Illuminate sidewalks, steps, backyard, front yard, and up- light trees and bushes. Try outside lanterns, solar walkway lights and spot lights. Create focal points. Spotlight the front door and house number.