Sell your Home Right this Winter

When it comes to selling your home this winter, staging is the key.  A well-staged home is a home that appeals to buyers and shows off the home’s uniqueness and space.  As the premier agent for all your Vernon real estate needs, here are some simple winter staging tips that are sure to pique interest in your home and allow you to take advantage of the perks of the seasonal real estate market.

Snow Removal

Once you have set a date for your first open house, the first thing that you need to do is ensure that all the snow has been cleared from any paths, driveways and sidewalks in front of your home.  It is also a good idea to clear the snow from your patio or deck so that a potential buyer can step out and see that part of your home as well.

When you are shoveling the snow, do not forget about salting the paths and driveways to remove any ice.  The fastest way to lose a sale is for someone to slip before getting to your open house.

Warm It Up

A warm home is an inviting home, so be sure to turn up the heat before showing your home.  The added comfort and warmth will ensure that interested homebuyers linger and stay longer, thus increasing your odds of a sale.

Winter Staging Musts

Although all the staging rules still apply, there are certain details that you will want to incorporate when it comes to properly staging your home for the winter.  Some of these details include:

  • Proper lighting. It gets darker quicker in the winter so be sure to turn on all the lights in your home before showing it.  A well-lit home will not only allow interested buyers to see each room’s detail, lighting a room also gives the appearance of a larger room.  One strategy you may want to try is replacing all the bulbs in your home with bulbs of a higher wattage to give off more light.
  • Use a warm and inviting scent at your next open house because you can’t let in the fresh air. A scent like cinnamon is a great welcoming smell and will fill your home with a pleasant aroma.  Do not use air fresheners or artificial smells as some potential buyers may be allergic to the chemicals in these scents.
  • Put down a few mats at the front door for shoes. This will keep your carpets and floors clean and dry during your next open house.

By following these simple yet effective winter staging tips, you should have no problem lining up a few interested buyers.  If you have questions about these staging tips or are interested in listing your home on Vernon’s real estate market, please contact me today.  I would love to be a part of your sales team and look forward to hearing from you soon.