Selling Your Home in the Winter

Although it is easiest to sell your home in the Spring and Summer, it can successfully be done in the Fall and Winter as well.  Below are a few tips on how to prepare yourself, and your home.

Yard

If it’s snowy, keep the deck shoveled and salted so buyers can walk outside to experience the space.

Windows

Retract blinds, and widen curtains, so there’s minimal window coverage. The windows will look bigger, and it’ll encourage daylight to flow into your space. Remove screens from the windows to allow more natural light to flow into your home, and clean the windows. Be sure to let potential buyers know you will replace the screens.

Deep Clean

Clean inside the cabinet beneath your sinks.  Make shower heads look like new.  Dust ceiling fan blades and the inside of your dishwasher and washing machine. Don’t forget all the nooks and crannies in the kitchen.

Seasonal Decor

Both in your listing photos and in real life during showings, keep the seasonal decor at bay while you’re trying to sell. No one expects a home to completely lack holiday decorations during these months, but simplicity is appealing. Opt for modest, neutral accessories — think white string lights or a Christmas tree that truly flatters the space.

Visit hgtv.com for a more extensive list and give me a call.  I can walk you through what potential Buyers will be looking for and how you can set yourself up for a quick sale.

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