Selling houses in Wintertime!

Agent rising blogSelling houses in the winter can be a challenge, but there is no reason you need to wait until spring to put a house on the market.  It's true that it may be a slower time but consumers face all kinds of situations such as divorce and relocations that may make a winter move essential  Most winter buyers and sellers are serious and may have a sense of urgency.

How do you prepare a house for a winter sell?     One key ingredient is to price your house realistically to sell without  the added extra for haggling.  It will help avoid the situation of your house sitting on the market longer than you'd like.

Also, if at all possible, use photos of your house snow free.   If that's not possible, take pictures as soon as you have a brief thaw.  The less snow the better.

To combat winter's gloom, try to clean up the driveway of any leaves and debris and keep the driveway and paths clear of snow.  It might not look as good as springtime but the neater and cleaner the better.

Since you can't control the weather,  you can stage the inside of the house to look warm and cozy.  Declutter, put away personal stuff as much as possible  and maybe have a cozy fire in the fireplace.  Baking some nice smelling pies or desserts before a showing always leaves a nice scent in the air.

Lighting is always important.  You might want to use brighter bulbs to combat winter gloom.  Also, cleaning the windows will let more light in and make your rooms look brighter.

It's a little more work, but selling a house in the winter is always a good choice.

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