Winter Staging Steps to Take Your Home from ‘For Sale’ to ‘Sold’
Some think that selling a home in the winter is just not in the cards, but that’s not entirely true. There are both advantages and disadvantages to listing a home during the winter months. If you choose to list in the winter, there are staging strategies to keep in mind that could help you get a “SOLD” sign in your yard faster.
Forbes.com released an article stating, “presenting a home in its best light will result in a quicker sale and a higher selling price. Reduced inventory on the market in the winter months provides a golden opportunity to make your home stand out.”
The number one tip to remember is keeping a positive first impression. This means making sure all your walkways are shoveled and ice-free. This is not only a key point for the look of things but also safety! Another suggestion is to spruce things up a bit. Literally. Hang some garland, place a live potted evergreen, or even place a wreath on the door to make your entry inviting. Making sure your outside is well lit and clean can also make a big impact.
Forbes.com has a running theme in mind with this article. Warmth. If you want to make people feel at home, make sure the temperature is comfortable and you don’t have your potential buyers bundling up and heading back to their car. Also, think of making your fireplace (if you have one) a focal point and decorating with warm textures. Think knitted blankets, fuzzy pillows, and fluffy rugs.
When all else fails, don’t be afraid to show photos of your landscaping in the warmer months. Forbes.com says there is nothing wrong with adding a picture of your prized garden growth or blossoming shrubs and flowers to your listing. Would-be buyers will be excited for what’s to come if they already know it’s a possibility!
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