• December 28, 2018

Tips for Selling Your Home this Winter


Tips for Selling Your Home this Winter

It is usually recommended not to list your home during the winter. The weather often keeps people inside and deters people from going to open houses or showings. When people do leave their home, it is to work on their preparations for the holidays. But there are exceptions. If you need to sell your home during the winter, you will not be having as much competition as you might during the spring. Here are some tips that will help you sell your house fast during the winter.

Be inspection ready

Make sure your home is winter-ready before putting it on the market. The first step is to have the HVAC system looked at and fixed. Then, cover all of the basis by replacing air filters and humidifier pads. Have the roof checked for any damage, a damaged roof can lower your house’s value. While you are up there clean out the gutters. When they are clogged the rain can’t go through and can end up damaging your walls or siding. If you have a fireplace clean it as well as the chimney.

Clean up the exterior

First impressions make a big difference when selling your home and the first thing buyers see is the outside. With fall just ending you will need to make sure you clean up the leaves and fix your landscaping. Clean up your planting beds and make a distinct cut between your lawn and the planting bed. It is recommended to use darker mulch because it is more attractive than the lighter or red mulch. Next fix up the exterior paint particularly around the front entry and door.

Make the interior warm

While this includes the temperature, it is not limited to changing the thermostat. With winter often being cold and dark you want to make your house feel warm by making it bright and inviting. Showcase the natural light by using lightweight curtains, high-wattage light bulbs and hanging mirrors to reflect light. Another way to make the house feel warm is by starting a fire in your fireplace. All of these tricks will lead to pleasant showing and will make the potential buyer associate your house with warm feelings.

Don’t overdo the decorations

With it being the holiday season, you may want to decorate your home. Although a few decorations can add a homey feel to your listing, do not overdo it. This can overcrowd the house and make it hard for the buyers to fully view the home and its size.

Be flexible

With the holidays approaching you may have a lot on your table, but it is important you stay flexible. This includes showings as well as when you finalize the deal. Although you may have planned to spend the holidays in the house the buyer may want to be moved in and settled down before the holidays.

Winter is hectic with holiday preparations and adding selling your house to your things to do can make things even more stressful. Stress is one of the largest concerns when selling a home. Staging, managing finances and documents, and simultaneously juggling the rest of your life can be completely draining. However, one thing is certain about selling your home: it’s a lot easier when you have a solid real estate agent to handle it. Remember, No-One Works Harder to Sell your Home more than Joe! Contact Joe today by calling 813-908-7293 or visit https://josephlewkowicz.com/