Thinking about Selling this Winter?
If you are a thinking of selling this winter, here are some helpful hints to make the process a breeze.
Keep the House Warm
While you don’t have to keep the heat on all the time, keep the house warm during showings. You don’t want people shivering while they look through the house. Set the thermostat to at least 70 degrees — whether you’ll be in the house or not.
Keep it Clear
If you have ice and snow on your driveway and sidewalk, you need to take care of it way in advance of showings. Clear ice and snow with shovels and salt, so that your exterior looks nice and safe to buyers. If you have particular trouble with ice and snow, you can call a snow removal service to do it for you.
Show off the Fireplace
If you have a fireplace, you should showcase it as part of your home’s aesthetic appeal. A gas fireplace is easy to turn on before a showing, and it adds natural beauty to your home — not to mention warmth. A wood-burning fireplace is a bit harder to manage for a showing but perfect to show off during an open house!
Light the Way Home
Since winter takes away a lot of sunshine, you need to utilize light bulbs and other forms of lighting. Outside lights, security lights, candles, LED lighting — every bit of lighting is crucial in the interior and exterior. You want all lights on when buyers are walking through your home — don’t focus on your electricity bill right now. You also want to make as much use of natural lighting as possible. Open your window treatments during the day showings.
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