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Selling Your Home? Three Tips for Showing Your House in the Winter

Friday, December 13, 2019   /   by Elizabeth Sorensen

Selling Your Home? Three Tips for Showing Your House in the Winter

Did you know that winter is actually one of the BEST times to sell your home?  But where do you start?

Wintertime means less competition in the marketplace and buyers tend to be more serious about purchasing, so take advantage of that and list your home now!  Even with the leverage, there are still some things that will help you sell quickly, before the spring rush starts. Here are my top 3 tips for showing your house in the winter.

  • Keep the decor simple. If you’re a Holiday fanatic, make sure your decorations are packed away, or at least minimized.  Some pretty white lights outside can enhance curb appeal, but don’t overdo it with the holiday glitz.

  • Capitalize on the Cozy.  Light a fire, burn some scented candles, bake some cookies. Create an environment that screams “HOME” and not just “house”. Make sure to keep the heat turned up so buyers have a warm, comfy welcome!

  • Light the Way! The sun goes down earlier in the winter, so even mid-afternoon showings can be dark. Be sure you have a well-lit path to the door and that you have lit up the exterior to make the house look appealing. Leave all the lights on when you have a scheduled showing, so the buyer and/or agents are searching around for lightswitches.

Of course standard showing rules still apply - declutter and depersonalize - but these little extra touches can help a prospective buyer to imagine themselves living in your house.

For other tips and tricks, be sure to contact me.  

I always set my clients up for success!

Elizabeth Sorensen
Haven Real Estate Group
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