If you are planning on selling your home during the winter, there are some things you can do to make it appealing to buyers. Here are some tips to help you sell:
Keep your home warm! Buyers who preview your home need to feel comfortable. A cold house is not a warm reception. If you have drafts in your home, be sure to have them sealed.
Light It Up
Days are shorter during the winter. Be sure to turn on all of your lights for buyers. Make sure the blinds are open and curtains are pulled away from windows to let in as much light as possible.
If a buyer cannot enter the home easily, it will not sell. Sidewalks and the driveway should always be clear of snow and ice. Be sure to clear off your deck and patio, too.
If you have photos of your home in warmer seasons, be sure to have them on display!
Although you do not want to turn on the fireplace (for safety reasons), if you have a fireplace now is the time to highlight it to potential buyers.
A throw draped over the back of a couch or chair and a nice quilt at the bottom of a bed are nice additions for colder months. You want to emphasize comfort in your home.
Do you have an outdoor room that can be used in winter? If you have a covered porch or an outdoor fireplace, make sure it is staged and furnished.