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The 5 Top Tips to Sell your Home this Winter

If you are selling a home in the Midwest to Eastern states, winter months can be extremely tricky, involving extra work. The winter months require more creativity in distinguishing your home from the dreary gray skies and cold. Homes always look more “inviting” when the flowers are blooming, and there is thick green grass surrounding your abode. .

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The top tips in selling your home are to make it inviting in accessibility, atmosphere, ambiance, temperature, and mood in the winter months. .

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First, let the light in during the day. Open all curtains and shades that you can without it being distracting. Turn on all of the lights and heat just before your home buyers are due to arrive. .

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When staging your home for viewing, use seasonally appropriate decor, trying not to involve a specific theme, yet making it warm and inviting. Serve tea, or hot apple cider to break the ice. Staging your home does not mean that you must change things drastically, just try to put away things that do not need to be seen, and try to tie in each room with the general theme of warmth and comfort, taking the prospective buyers' minds off of the cold, and onto the purpose of their visit. .

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Because you cannot count on the weather to cooperate with your prospective buyers' visits, preparing or staging your home should be your first priority, but accessibility to your home is critically important also. If buyers cannot get to the front door due to snow or ice, they will not be interested in possibly injuring themselves to look. Receptacles for umbrellas at the entrance and a large rug for snowy shoes will make the visitors more comfortable, and you will not look as stressed when they proceed through your home. .

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Selling your home in the winter months can be done, and these five tips should help you to make viewing productive and less stressful. .

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  • Make your home accessible, and not a danger to approach in the winter months.
  • Let in the light and turn on the lights to make it brighter than it is outside in the wintertime.
  • Turn up the heat enough to keep your prospective buyers comfortable, and to help them forget about the weather outside.
  • Stage your home by putting away unnecessary items in a nearby location, and tying in colors and themes.
  • Make the mood warm and comfortable by preparing in advance. If the prospective buyers feel warmth from your home and your mood, they just might warm up to the idea of buying!

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If you’re considering selling, contact one of the professionals at GayRealEstate.com for a FREE Competitive Market Analysis and referral to a staging / de-clutter company to ensure you look your best..