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Rebecca Weiner Group

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Chevy Chase MD 20815

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Explore simple solutions to make your DC Metro Area home attractive to buyers.

Preparing your DC Metro Area home to be listed during the winter can seem like a daunting task. The weather is unpredictable, and living in an urban area means you might not have a large yard to landscape. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to boost your DC home’s curb appeal during the coldest months of the year.

Spruce Up the Front of Your Home

Even without significant green space in front of your building, there are plenty of ways to keep your house or apartment looking attractive and stylish. Simple maintenance opportunities include:

  • Painting your front door, window shutters, or fence
  • Keeping your mailbox looking neat, colorful, and clearly labeled with any applicable street numbers
  • Replacing any broken hardware like door knockers or doorbells
  • Maintaining stair railings

Add Personality

Keep your apartment or house looking stylish by adding small details that will catch a prospective buyer’s eye. Here are some examples:

  • Display winter-friendly plants on your porch, windowsill, or patio
  • Hang a tasteful wreath during the holiday season—but take care to stay away from any seasonal decorations that might look tacky or cluttered
  • Place attractive string lights on railings, doorways, or trees to add a cozy feel to your property
  • Add a neat welcome mat outside your front door

Keep Visitors Safe

In the DC Metro Area, where foot traffic is common, make sure that anyone taking a look at your property can walk safely and securely. This is particularly important during a season where snowstorms are common and surfaces freeze quickly overnight.

  • Maintain a shoveled walkway, clear of snow
  • Put salt or sand over icy surfaces
  • Clearly mark your house or apartment number, so visitors are sure of where to go
  • Keep walkways well-lit and replace any dim light fixtures

Maintain Neatness and Cleanliness

Prospective buyers will be more attracted to a property that’s been well cared for. No one wants to step into a dirty building, especially if it looks like it’s been neglected. 

  • Clean out gutters and rain spouts
  • Wash windows
  • If the property has a lawn, keep it mowed and maintained
  • Pull up any weeds or overgrown plants
  • Powerwash siding, doors, walkways, and sidewalks


If you’re looking to explore DC homes for sale, contact Rebecca Weiner today. As one of the most sought-after agents working in the DC Metro Area real estate, she will help guide you through the process.




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