Tips for Selling Your Home in the Winter

Tips for Selling Your Home in the Winter

Many people think that selling in the winter is a bad move. With all the holidays and the cold, it might not be your first choice in timing. Buyers still need houses, even in the winter!
With these secret real estate agent tips, you’ll know how to get your house ready to sell for top dollar this winter.

Keep your Pathway and Entrance free from snow.
Make it easy for buyers to get into your home. Additionally, you don’t want to make it seem like it’s hard to maintain your outdoor spaces in the winter, so a clear entrance is key!

Brighten up Every Room.
It gets dark early during these winter months, so add some ambient lighting to keep your rooms feeling light and bright. 
Floor lamps are your best friend. During an Open House, make sure to keep the temp warm. No one wants to walk into a cold house in the dead of winter, so make sure your space feels welcoming by keeping it warm and cozy. At the end of the day, it’s worth spending the extra money on heating costs for your open house and showings.

Make your Home feel Cozy.
Some throw blankets, nice but subtle winter smells, and good lighting go the extra mile to make your home feel like somewhere buyers will want to stay around for a while.

Keep Great Curb Appeal.
Even though you don’t need to mow your lawn, make sure the outside of your home looks well-kept. Cleaning your windows and washing any siding can help your home look fresh and move-in ready. Now is a great time to dust those cobwebs, too!

 By now, you should have your holiday decor away... If you don't, this is your sign to box it up! You want the focus to be on your home, not the fact that you still have Christmas items still up.

 Winter gets a bad rap in real estate but it can actually be a great time to sell, especially when you have these tips.
The key is to make your home feel warm, cozy, and bright, so that buyers feel like it’s somewhere they can call "home". Although we appreciate the love you have for your home and maybe if you are one who likes to have your tree up until Valentine's Day, it's important to remember that while your home is on the market, we focus on the future buyer.

Want some help getting your home sold this winter? Just drop a comment below or send us an email here and we can help sell your home for top dollar in today's market.

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