Whether you’ve found a great deal on a new home, or life circumstances are causing you to move, you may be looking to sell your home this winter. It’s true that it is generally easier to sell your home in the spring and summer, but people are still looking for new homes year-round, so selling a home in the winter is still very possible.
In today’s post, Real Estate Photo Pros will look at some easy and helpful tips that can assist you as you are trying to sell your home during the cold season. When you are getting ready to sell, be sure to get in touch with our experienced teams in Colorado and Florida. We offer aerial photography, virtual tours, video walkthroughs and more! Contact us now to schedule, or to learn about our services.
Clear Your Paths
You want your home to be accessible! Make sure you are always shoveling and deicing our pathways to keep those viewing your home safe as they enter. If you have parking spaces in front of your home, it may be a good idea to clear these as well so potential buyers have clear spots to park.
Warm it Up
Don’t worry about your heating bill during the time you’re trying to sell your home. You want to keep your house warm at all times. A cozy and welcoming environment will make viewers feel at ease and eager to keep exploring your home. If you have a fireplace — especially an electric one — turn it on! The crackling wood and warm flames will also be inviting. You can also decorate with warm blankets and cozy-looking furniture to give a more warm and welcoming feeling in your home.
Crank Up the Lights
Lighting is important, especially when more hours are spent in darkness during the winter. If you have a showing during the day, open up the blinds and let as much sunlight in as you can. When the evening comes, turn on as many lights as you can to make your home very bright. You may enjoy some dimmer mood lighting for a cozy evening at home, but add a few lamps or turn on extra lights when you are showing your house. If you have any outside lighting, be sure to turn that on as well so others can safely walk in and notice any outdoor selling points. You can illuminate your home with high-efficiency LEDs! These help reduce energy usage, make your home brighter than traditional lighting, and are a selling point for potential buyers.
Just like in any other season, clean homes sell. Dust all of your surfaces, mop and vacuum your floors, and be sure to clear any spots that are hard to reach. You want your kitchen sink, bathroom mirror, and bedroom windows to sparkle. If any rooms are particularly dingy after years of usage, it could also help to put a fresh coat of paint on the walls to give an even greater feeling of cleanness.
Check Your Windows and Doors
Along with keeping your home warm, be sure to look at your windows and doors for any small cracks or drips. If you are letting unnecessary drafts or puddles into your home, those should be taken care of right away. These small breaches might not be noticeable most of the year, but in the winter, any unwanted chill creeping into your otherwise warm house will stand out like a sore thumb!
Upgrade Your Curb Appeal
Unfortunately, you won’t be able to show off your beautiful grass and blooming flowers during the winter, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do anything to your property. Start by removing dead leaves or plants from your lawn and garden areas so everything looks fresh and ready for the spring. You could also add in a few evergreen bushes that will spruce up your space with some touches of green. You can also decorate your door or walkway with festive wreaths or holiday lighting to make potential buyers start falling in love with your home before they even enter.
Use a Variety of Photos
As you are creating your listing online or in local outlets, include any nice looking summer or spring photos you have of your property. Be sure to include some winter photos as well, so it doesn’t feel like you’re trying to fool your buyers. Showcasing how your home can be beautiful in any season will entice buyers as they try to find the perfect home.
When you need stunning photography and video for your home this winter, get in touch with Real Estate Photo Pros. We happily serve Colorado and Florida. Call us now to schedule an appointment with our photography experts, or to learn more about the various services we offer.