Tips for Selling During the Winter Months
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There are many home sellers who avoid putting their homes on the market due to the belief that bad weather equals discouraged buyers. But whether it’s December or August there will always be buyers ready to find their dream homes. If your house is ready for the market don’t let minus temperatures discourage you from selling. Here are some steps you can take to ensure the home selling process is as smooth as freshly fallen snow.
Clear The Snow
Most of us hate it, but we live in Canada and we have no other choice. Before every showing your entire driveway and pathway to ensure that your home is inviting, and people know where they’re going. Snowdrifts can hide indications of where your pathway is and can wind up in a flower bed or walking on your lawn. And of course, don’t forget to salt. The last thing any home seller wants is for a potential buyer to fall and hurt themselves.
Get That Natural Glow
Open the blinds and pull aside the curtains – it’s time to let the light in. When people come for viewings, turn on every light in every room. Candles are also a nice touch to highlight certain spots in the house and add incense to the air.
Go On a Cleaning Spree
If you’ve been slacking on your household cleaning duties, it’s time to step it up. Remove all cobwebs, dust the hidden spots, bleach the sinks and showers, polish the faucets and mirrors, and wash the floors – everything must be sparkling.
Hire a Stager
Less is more and a stager knows that. They can highlight the unique features of your home and take attention away from certain areas that the dark winter days make a little gloomy.
If you want to be a winter real estate winner, you need to make sure that you’re putting in the extra work. With all these tips on your side, we know you’re off to a good start. If you’re thinking of taking advantage of the real estate market this winter, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
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