Winter is one of the seasons that allow us to showcase our properties in a cozy and inviting light, so why not make the most of it? It's essential to brighten up your home for Winter open houses and visits. Make sure every room is well lit!
Once temperatures begin to dip and the holidays arrive, both home buyers and inventory drop off sharply. Yet even though the cold weather months aren't the best time to sell, sometimes circumstances demand it. If you're one of the unlucky few trying to sell your house during this time of year, take these special measures to make your listing stand out.
Here are the best ways to make your home stand out during winter.
#1 - Stay warm
This is not the time to save a few bucks on your heating bill. You want to create a feeling of welcoming warmth and you can't do that with a chilly house. If the home is vacant, keep the heater on a timer so the property is warm during showing times.
#2 - Lighten up
It's even more important to make sure each room is well-lit during the darker winter months. Table and standing lamps are quick fixes for a dim room.
#3 - Highlight seasonal features
Build a fire. Arrange some plush throws and fluffy cushions on the sofas in your finished basement. If your home has features that make it a cozy place to spend the winter, be sure to highlight them..
#4 - Show off your landscaping in photos
To help prospective buyers look beyond winter's snowy or brown lawn, and envision the property in warmer months, display photos of the house taken when things were green and blooming. Make a few flyers or a photo album and leave them out (and open) where buyers are sure to see them.
#5 - Clear the way to a sale
Make sure the driveway, walkways, and porch are safe and free from snow and ice. Be sure to shovel your deck and patio so buyers can walk out and imagine enjoying them in warmer times.
Purchasing a home might not be at the top of everyone's list during this time of year, but there are still people out there on the hunt. Follow these tips for a successful house sale this winter.
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