If you need to put your home up for sale during the winter time and you want to make sure that you get the selling price that you are looking for, you are going to to want to make sure that you properly prepare your home. Here are three tips that should help you get the selling price that you want for your home.
#1 Increase The Light In Your Home
One of the downsides to selling your home in the winter is that the daylight is shorter. Even when it is daytime, there is an increased chance that the weather outside will be dark and cloudy. With the lack of bright light outside, you want the inside of your house to be really well lit.
A great way to increase the potential of your home selling is by installing or using more lights in your home while it is on the market. For example, you can go all out and install new recessed lights in any area of your house that is a little dark, such as hallways. You may also want to add recessed lights to any rooms with tall ceilings.
You should also add additional table lamps and floor lamps in your home. If you want to save money, see if you can borrow extra lamps from friends or rent them from a furniture rental center. Adding light to your home will make it feel more welcoming and will help highlight your home's features.
#2 Keep Your Home Warm
Do not turn down the heat in your home when you are out and you know the realtor may be stopping by to show off your home. Make sure that you turn your heat on in advance or leave it on when you know that your realtor will be showing your home to potential clients.
You don't want your home to feel cold when potential buyers stop by. If your home is too cold, potential buyers are going to focus on how cold your home feels instead of checking out all the great features of your home. A cold home can take away from potential buyers really checking out your home.
#3 Show Off What Your Home Looks Like In Other Seasons
Help potential buyers picture what your home looks like by displaying pictures of what the outside of your home looks like in different seasons. If you have pictures of your home during the spring, summer or fall, print them off and display them in frames throughout your home. This will help potentially buyers picture what your home looks during other times of the year.