January 10, 2021 • Selling
Tips for Selling Your Home in Winter
By Kate Barker
While real estate markets tend to cool off over the winter, that doesn’t mean your home won’t sell during the snowy months! It’s important to make sure your home is warm and inviting, especially during the cold! Here are 5 tips for selling your home in the winter.
Nobody wants to slip and fall on the way to your front door, and they also don’t want to think about how hard it is to clear snow and ice as they approach. Keeping your driveway and pathways neat and tidy will minimize these thoughts and invite potential buyers inside.
Let in the Light
Open the drapes, blinds or whatever window coverings you have to let in the natural sunlight. Make sure your windows are extra clean to maximize the natural light getting through. This will also emphasize the mountain views that are the selling points for many homes in this area.
Light it Up
Winters in Canada are dark. Making sure your home is well-lit will make it feel warm and cozy, even if it’s dark and chilly outside. Make sure all the lights in your home are working with no burned out bulbs and turn on the lights before your home viewing. This will make your home seem bright in the season’s long nights.
Create a Warm and Cozy Feeling
Make your home a warm escape from the blustery day by adding texture and warmth. A plush throw or a soft pillow will make your couch look inviting and warm. Make sure your bathroom towels are fresh and fluffy, and features such as fireplaces are the central focus of the room. Help potential buyers envision themselves warming up in the house after a day outside!
Turn up the Heat
Bump up your furnace slightly higher than usual. This will make your home seem warm when potential buyers walk through the door, and it may encourage people to linger on a particularly cold day. Don’t overdo it, and make sure you raise the heat before the viewing to lessen the likelihood of your furnace turning on while people are present.
For more expert advice on selling your home in winter, reach out to Enlightened Organizing!