If you're looking to sell your home this winter, there are still a few tricks you can use to make your home more appealing to prospective buyers, and allow it to stand out against other homes in your neighbourhood as well.
For those sellers out there, here's a few easy ways to up your curb appeal in the winter:
- Clear the entryway: the first thing to do is to ensure your driveway and walkways are always clear of snow and debris like branches or leaves. Especially when you are having an open house, make sure the areas are completely clear and safe to walk on. If it's easy, ensure you clear the way but also salt it to avoid any potential injuries while people enter your home. Besides the safety aspect, this will make your home appear inviting.
- Outdoor seasonal decor: small decor pieces can really catch the eye of a prospective buyer, even from the street. The right decor can make a home more comforting and inviting. Go with things that are seasonal, for winter try wreaths or cedar or pinecone pieces. You can always consult a design specialist with this as well, but you'll likely find something great at your favourite home decor store.
- Keep your landscaping up: similar to summer curb appeal, keep up your landscaping. Ensure shrubs and trees are trimmed and ensure that no foliage is covering the doors and windows of your home. This will also improve the amount of natural light getting into your home as well.
- Keep your home well-lit: brighter lights make homes seem more inviting from the outside. For passersby who may be interested in your home, it also makes it easier to see from the street. An additional benefit for home sellers, is that well-lit homes photograph better.
If you're looking to sell your property this winter, please contact me for any advice or information on pricing your home properly in this marketplace.