5 tips on selling your home this Winter

Tips on Selling Your Home in the Winter

 

Selling in the winter time has some advantages already, but if you improve your marketability by using these tips, you’ll be steps closer to that ‘sold’ sign.

 

1.      Maintain those walkways

There’s nothing that will turn off your buyer before they’ve even seen the inside of your house like a fall. Make sure you keep your drive and walkways shoveled and appropriately salted to prevent any slips. Your mailman will thank you, too!

 

2.      Clean the clutter

With all the outdoor gear that comes along with winter, it’s easy for your entrance way to get tight with clutter. Make sure all the excess is put away, or put somewhere more appropriate like a garage entrance. Another great way to keep you house clean is to leave a few slippers or paper booties right at the entrance. This will encourage the people visiting your house to keep it clean.

 

3.      Emphasize the coziness

The holidays are a great time to decorate your home and showcase all the wonderfully warm qualities your house has to offer. Leave a few warm looking throws on the couch and hang a wreath on the door. If you have a fireplace, you don’t have to keep it lit, but arrange it so it could be lit at a moment’s notice.

 

4.      Turn on the lights

It gets dark very quickly in winter, but you want your house to show as well as possible. Turn on those lights and make sure those blinds or drapes are clean and open.

 

5.      Don’t be a ‘Scrooge’ on the heat

Even if you like to save on the heating bills by throwing on an extra sweater to save a few degrees, the people who are visiting your home might not see it like that. Keep your home at a comfortable level for showings, but bear in mind that people usually leave on their coats. Don’t crank the heat up too high unless your features include a sauna.

 

Bonus tip for family homes

If you have a house with kids, why not go out and build a snowman to greet potential buyers as they come in. It’s a great way to dress up your yard and fun activity for the whole family.

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