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Top 5 Tips for Selling a Home in Winter

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Top 5 Tips for Selling a Home in Winter

Jeff Rising

I am the Broker & Owner of RE/MAX Main Street Realty and Team Leader of The Rising Team. I have been in the real estate business since 2001...

I am the Broker & Owner of RE/MAX Main Street Realty and Team Leader of The Rising Team. I have been in the real estate business since 2001...

Oct 22 2 minutes read

Top 5 Tips for Selling a Home in Winter

It might seem that everyone is hibernating for the winter, but home shoppers are still out there in the colder months. Here are few tips for making your listing stand out.

1. Stay warm

This is not the time to save a few bucks on your heating bill. You want to create a feeling of welcoming warmth and you can’t do that with a chilly house. If the home is vacant, keep the heater on a timer so the property is warm during showing times.

2. Lighten up

It’s even more important to make sure each room is well-lit during the darker winter months. Table and standing lamps are quick fixes for a dim room.

3. Highlight seasonal features

Build a fire. Arrange some plush throws and fluffy cushions on the sofas in your finished basement. If your home has features that make it a cozy place to spend the winter, be sure to highlight them.

4. Show off your landscaping in photos

To help prospective buyers look beyond winter’s snowy or brown lawn, and envision the property in warmer months, display photos of the house taken when things were green and blooming. Make a few flyers or a photo album and leave them out (and open) where buyers are sure to see them.

5. Clear the way to a sale

Make sure the driveway, walkways and porch are safe and free from snow and ice. Be sure to shovel your deck and patio so buyers can walk out and imagine enjoying them in warmer times.

Thinking of selling your home? There’s no need to wait until spring. Here at RE/MAX Main Street Realty, our agents can talk to you about how the seasons affect sales in your particular market.

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