When you are preparing your home for sale, it can become quite a chore, especially when you have to do this during the winter. The weather can really put a damper on making all the necessary preparations. When this happens, buyers will not be impressed with your home when they compared it to others on the market.
Of course, if you live in an area where you do not experience cold weather, then this will not be an issue for you. There are a number of things you should do to make sure your home is in tip top condition to show during the winter months.
You always want to have your home in an accessible condition. This means cleaning off sidewalks, as well as driveways. These areas can prove to be problematic, as ice can form quickly. It is best to keep these areas clears so no accidents occur. During the winter, it is best to keep rock salt on hand at all times.
No one wants to view a home that they have to travel through knee deep snow to reach the front door. You could even lose potential buyers if they come to the home and the walking areas are not clear, as a lot of people worry about falls. As the seller, it is your job to keep these areas clean at all times, and ensure safety to all who view your home.
The snow can also wreak havoc on trying to keep the inside of your home clean. It makes it even worse if your home has become a showcase for potential buyers. While this may seem silly to some, you may think about getting plastic shoe covers for those who view your home to ware. This will help you eliminate mopping and sweeping numerous times a day.
When it’s cold, it is also important that you keep your home feeling cozy warm. No buyer wants to invest in a drafty house. Your home will truly look magnificent if you light that fire for buyers to see. This will make them envision sitting around the fire with their family. It could actually become a great selling point for your home. It also makes them realize that even in the dreary weather, your home can feel inviting, and this will spark a buyer interest in them.
Selling a home in the winter months can prove to be trying. If you want to sell your home quickly without having to prepare it for multiple winter showings, I can help. I buy homes and would like to go over some quick sell options with you. Contact me today for details.