Yes, the real estate has its yearly peak during spring and summer. But no one stops you from home selling on a winter. In fact, it’s quite more favorable in some instances. The market has lesser sellers, while there are still many buyers looking for a place to settle before spring.
Thing is, it’s hard to make buyers fall in love with your home on cold gloomy days. That’s why you should do some tweaks to make your home look fantastic. The goal is to make your home look and feel warm for buyers to stay.
How to make your Home Selling Successful on Winter Season
Make it Warm
First, winter is cold. So, make the interior of your home feel warm. Before buyers go for a walkthrough, be sure to heat up the thermostat. It’s best to serve some soup guests would enjoy as well.
Also, prepare your fireplace by making it clean. Keep some firewood’s ready, and burn the fireplace right before a buyer comes. That would surely show the purpose of your winter equipment.
Add Sufficient Lights
Adding lights would make you think of the basic LED lighting and electric lamps. But do not stop there. If the weather and the sceneries would allow, open up your windows and let natural lights come inside. Scatter bright reflective objects in your rooms too.
Scatter Warm Designs
Next, be sure to scatter warm-colored designs all over your home. Home selling on winter doesn’t mean you can’t use summer theme objects. For example, use light blue seat cover with bright floral designs for your sofa. Using neutral-colored paint is an evergreen real estate idea as well, instead of going dark.
Make your Place Accessible
Be sure to free your lawn from any obstructions. For example, if a thick blanket of snow covers the pathway, remove it. Although, you can use snow as an additional natural accent in your yard. Just remember to make your place easy to walk through for a buyer.
Prepare your Exterior
Yes, it’s cold, gloomy and dim outside. That’s why you need to make your home stand out amid the winter. Just note not to make it appear like a sore thumb in your neighborhood.
Consider planting bright winter flowers instead of the usual options. That would help you make sure of having a great accent throughout the cold months. Add some decors as well, such as Christmas lights, but avoid religious designs. This is to avoid pushing away buyers who have different beliefs.
Next, if you have outdoor assets such as a patio, be sure to show it off. Hence, prefer using hardy materials that won’t acquire damage because of extreme cold. For example, consider placing patio blinds for attractive protection.
Gather Pictures of your Property
Finally, be sure to prepare some photos of your home which features its appearance in spring and summer. That would help buyers visualize how your property looks like when winter is away. You can even gather photos of your home through all seasons in a year.
Include such photos on your listing, invitations, and posters. Also, consider creating handouts for each buyer who makes a walkthrough in your property.
These winter home selling tips would help you lure more buyers to actually purchase your property. Be sure, however, to ask your real estate agent if you need clarifications and guidance in doing these points.
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