Many would agree that selling your home in the winter isn’t always the most ideal time to sell fast. Buyers are focused on shopping sprees, and family gatherings, instead of going to scheduled showings. A new home for the holidays may be a little too much for Santa’s list. Let’s face it; winter isn’t the greatest season to sell, if you aren’t selling candles and cookie trays at the mall. So if you find yourself selling your home during the dreaded winter season, make sure to take some extra steps to sell. The most important challenge is the front yard. Make sure leaves are raked, and snow is shoveled. Piles of snow don’t make the home stand out, and they are welcoming to thieves looking for vacant homes. Make sure your walkway is clear, and your driveway is shoveled. Buyers want to be able to pull up, and imagine the home as if it were theirs. If it is slick outside, make sure to lay some salt or sand down on the walkway. Walking away with a memory of slipping or sliding isn’t a selling point. If you have moved already, or you are out of town, make sure to leave some lights on. A dark home on a winter night is not appealing by any means. Finally, make sure the appearance inside is just as good as the outside. Don’t forget to wash spots on windows, hide extension cords, and tidy up bedrooms and living rooms. Keep the kitchen super clean, and the bathrooms spotless. Purchasing an entry rug that picks up snow and dirt isn’t a bad idea, and is a small investment in selling your home fast. The last tip for selling your home in the winter is to relax. Every home will sell, at the right price, when the right person comes along. If you are prepared, your home is prepared, and your agent is driven your home will sell in no time.
Tips For Selling Your Home This Winter
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Published: 30.11.2011 / 02:30 PM