Showing Your Home During The Winter MarketPosted Tuesday, January 23, 2018
In the winter real estate market, every showing counts! Hosting a clean, de-cluttered and staged home allows potential buyers to see your home at it's best. Follow these tips to assist in making your home irresistible:
1. Make Every Surface Shine
: Shine bathroom fixtures, stove, refrigerator and faucets.
2. Clean, Clean, Clean
: Everything from lamps and light fixtures to bulbs and baseboards.
3. Add Fresh Flowers
: Put them on the entry table, dining room table and anywhere else that needs a splash of color.
4. Remove All Clutter
: It is important to maximize the space in your home. Move extra items into a storage unit or pod. This will allow potential buyers to envision their belongings in your home.
5. Make it Smell Nice
: Light a candle or bake something to leave out for prospective buyers.
6. Leave every light on
: And every interior door open.
7. Keep snow and ice at bay
: Be sure to keep walkways and driveways clear of snow and ice.
8. Warm it up
: Adjust the thermostat to a comfortable temperature. This will make your home feel warm and inviting.
9. Take advantage of natural ligh
t: Encourage showings during daylight hours. Have all curtains and blinds open during the day and closed at night.
10. Wash the windows
: Buyers act on first impressions; the strong winter sun can reveal grime and turn away prospective buyers.
11. Create a little atmosphere
: Play music softly in the background. Tune the radio to a classical station, and turn it down so that you barely hear it in the background.
12. Freshen the walls
: At a minimum, clean the walls from top to bottom. If they still look dingy, give them a fresh coat of paint. This is the quickest and fastest way to freshen up a room.
13. Use the rule of 3
– Three items per surface, in every room. This makes the room appear de-cluttered, and clean.
BY: THE SHARON FALCO GROUP
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