Failure to prepare your home for the upcoming winter months can have dire consequences on your wallet, as well as pose a safety hazard for others. Even those in warmer climates will want to be
Tips For Selling Your Home During The Winter Months
Here are a few things for you to consider:
- Keep it Clear. Keep the sidewalks and driveway clear of ice and snow at all times. If you live in an area that gets a lot of snow and ice, consider contracting a service to clear the drive and sideways on a regular basis.
- Warm Things
When showing your home in the winter months, turn up the thermostat
before a showing. This will make the
interior feel warm and welcoming. If you
have a gas fireplace turn it on to add some ambiance.
- Let There be
Light. Try to schedule as many showings as possible
during daylight hours. Keep all curtains
and blinds open and have your windows washed inside and out. Turn on all of the lights in the house to
allow the potential buyer to see everything it has to offer.
- Music is
Soothing. To add a little atmosphere, play classical
music softly in the background. This can
be very relaxing and potential buyers may look a little longer.
- Think Comfy
and Cozy. Toss a warm throw on the
back of the sofa and turn back a thick comforter on your bed.
- Set Up
Timers. You want your home to look welcoming at all
times, so set up timers to turn lights on even if you are not there to do it.
Put both indoor and outdoor lights on timers. Be sure the front entrance it
well lit at all times.
- Sense of
Smell. Give your home a nice
aroma. Bake an apple pie or some
chocolate-chip cookies to make the potential buyer feel welcome. Nothing says “home” like the smell of fresh
- Use the Season. Once the holidays are over be sure all holiday decorations are taken down. You can put a festive winter wreath on the front door and have a few winter items scattered here and there inside.
Want to sell your home? Call Sam Lepore to discuss at 856.297.6827
Sam Lepore is a Realtor with Keller Williams in Moorestown, NJ. Call him today at 856.297.6827 ....