Staging Your Home This Winter.

If you’re thinking of listing your home this winter, staging it for the darker winter days and early sunsets is a key component in selling your home.

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Here are some tried and true tips for staging your home this winter:

Maximize the light. Leave lights on during scheduled showings. Pull curtains back to allow natural light to filter into the room. Illuminate your front porch for showings that happen after sunset to give a welcoming curb appeal to prospective buyers.

Keep it warm. Be sure to keep your heat turned up to a comfortable setting during showings. Have cozy throws on sofas and soft rugs over hardwood and tile floors. Add pops of color with brightly-bloomed winter flowers or fresh cut flowers in a vase.

Market it well. If your marketing photos are taken after the snow has begun to fall, utilize a photograph of your home within the listing photos from summer or fall so that potential buyers will see the home with a green lawn and more colorful landscaping.

Clear the sidewalks. Once winter snowfall begins, be sure to have the driveway and sidewalks shoveled and free of ice so that the home is easily accessible.

Maximize curb appeal. Winter tends to be the most drab season, with flowers and shrubs not in bloom. Make a statement with a great front door color, accent wreath and nice doormat.

Keep holiday décor light. If possible, keep the “clutter” of holiday decorations to a minimum. While the 12′ Christmas tree is an annual tradition and “wow” factor, do consider how your holiday decorations impact the overall ease of viewing your home by prospective buyers.

If you’re in the market to list your home this winter, contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.

 

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