There’s a commonly held belief in the real estate industry that spring is the best time of the year for selling a home; however that is not always true nor is it always possible. Winter actually holds plenty of advantages and excellent opportunities to sell your house successfully and quickly. For example, there’s less competition in winter, meaning that there will be fewer houses on the market, driving up demand among potential buyers. You can also take advantage of the chillier temperatures (and sometimes the seasonal snow) by preparing your home in a manner so that it stands out as warm, cozy, and wholly appealing for a wintertime buyer.
Boosting your home’s curb appeal is a year-round activity if you’re interested in selling your home, but winter provides a unique opportunity to use the holidays to gussy up your house’s exterior. Potted winter plants, a wreath on the front door, or garland hung on the doorframe provide a lovely, welcoming entry for potential buyers before they even step into your abode.
While you can’t paint a whole home over the winter, ensuring your windows are clean and sparkling makes another great first impression.
Staging the Interior
Winter is the perfect time to light a fire, both for the purpose of warmth as well as setting a cozy, winter mood in your place. There are few things more appealing than a lovely, crackling fire! No fireplace? No problem! Just make sure you have your heater on (especially on the colder winter days) so buyers feel comfortable while they take a look around.
On dark winter days, you may not have as much natural lighting as you would like or would have in the spring and summer months. In addition to cleaning your windows and pulling back curtains, you’ll also want to make the most of artificial light. Turn on all of your lamps and lighting fixtures to banish dark corners from rooms and give your house a homey glow.
If you would like more tips preparing your home for sale, think you’re ready to sell your home, or just have questions in general, Blanton Realtors will be happy to help you!