Tips for Selling Your Home in the Winter
Selling your home in the winter months can be tricky because a lot of work has to be done to make a home look appealing. For one, it’s darker in the winter months and of course colder, so those things have to be taken care of. And the rainy season can make it hard to keep things clean. So here are tips for selling your home in the winter.
- Let in the Light
- Turn on the Heat
- Light a Fire
- Emphasize Areas That Will Appeal to Winter
- Keep the Entryway Clean
- Curb Appeal Still Matters
This may be difficult if your home doesn’t get a lot of light. But be sure to open up all the curtains and blinds to let in as much light as possible. In addition, turn on every single light in the house. If you don’t already, use warm colored light bulbs – it makes a home look cozy.
Set your thermostat to a comfortable temperature. People looking at your house shouldn’t need a blanket to keep warm. If you have scheduled times for people to come look at your house you can time the thermostat to save money.
Now, this tip is only relevant if you have a gas fireplace. A gas fireplace is quiet with no smell and looks nice. A wood-burning fireplace is nice for some people, but others have smoke allergies so having a wood-burning fireplace wouldn’t be a good idea. With a gas fireplace, you can add to the warmth of your home.
Clear out your closets to about 70% full so it looks like there is still space for more. This also applies to winter decorations. It’s okay to decorate but tone it back a bit. Keep it simple so the new homeowners can see what the decor would look like when they live there.
Yardwork tends to get pushed away during the winter months, but it’s important to keep up with it. Rake up leaves, keep the lawn mowed, and wash off walkways. All of these will help keep your home looking its best.