Although many people think that spring is the best time to sell a home, there’s no need to discount the other seasons, and that includes winter to sell your home in Niagara. If you’ve decided to list your home in the winter there are steps you can take to ensure that your open house is a success and wins over buyers.
Here are our tips for how to stage your home to impress and win over home buyers this winter.
Warm and Bright
When possible, it is best to schedule any viewings for the daylight hours, but when this isn’t possible, do not underestimate the importance of proper lighting. Winter is dark enough as it is, so to ensure that your home is shining proudly, clean all light fixtures, bulbs, and lamps so that they emit as much light as possible. Any dim or burnt out lights should be replaced, and having extra bulbs on hand is a necessity. Light will welcome potential buyers and they will be able to get a better feel for your home.
Make It Cosy
One of the best parts of winter is the cosines that goes along with it, so it is important to use this to your advantage. In the winter you’ll want to stray from the minimalist and modern feel, and accent the home with cozy and plush touches.
Accessories such as cosy throw blankets, a thick comforter on the beds, and plush towels in the bathroom can make all the difference for buyers. Setting the scene for home buyers and making them feel as though they are already at home is so important.
Show Off Other Seasons
Your potential buyers know what your house looks like in the winter, but what they need to know is what it looks like during other seasons. Are there specific features that will make your home stand out in the summer, fall, or spring months? Now is the time to showcase those benefits.
A nice way to show this off is through a picture book in the living area, so they can have a tangible experience with your home.
Exterior is Essential
Curb appeal is important throughout the year, and whilst it may take a bit more creativity in the winter, it is necessary. Keeping the walkways and driveways salted and free of snow is the first step in making your home look as maintained as possible. If you are busy, or away, it may be a good idea to hire a service to take care of the maintenance whilst your home is on the market.
For more information on how to get your home sold, regardless of the season, download our free Home Sellers Guide today.