Maintain Your curb appeal
Curb appeal has a different meaning during the Winter Months, but the same basic principles apply: tidying the exterior and clearing driveways and walkways are essential. Carpet should be recently cleaned and in good repair — and now’s the time to embark on a mission to make your home clutter-free by removing photographs and knickknacks.
Emphasize light in your Home
For your home to look its best during a winter viewing, it should feel both welcoming and warm. Consider removing some window treatments to allow windows to shine at their full size. If showing your home during daylight hours, open all your remaining draperies or blinds to maximize light; during evening hours, you can choose a pleasant combination of reduced overhead, floor, and table lamps, which can impart a warm and comforting glow throughout all the rooms you’ll be showing.
Highlight winterized features
On the flip side, emphasizing features that make your property a smart winter buy can also help seal the deal after your home passes the charm test. Your home can be more attractive to winter buyers with features like an attached and enclosed garage, a new water heater or HVAC components, or skylights or other energy-efficient upgrades. Winter buyers want to be confident that their new property will be well winterized for the immediate months ahead.
Show all seasons
Take advantage of the opportunity to display your home’s charm by providing a photo portfolio with your listing — or even laying out a photo album of your home — and be sure to include pictures from all seasons.