Winter Home Staging: Selling Your Home During the Holidays
by Rick Delgado
on Monday, November 24th, 2014 at 11:40am.
When it comes to selling your home, the colder months may not seem like the ideal time to put it onto the market. This however, is not true, and you should keep your mind open and your home on the market during this time. Preparing your home and yourself for a winter housing market is all about staging your home for the holidays properly. Use these helpful winter home staging tips, and have your home market ready in no time.
Let in the Light
The key to winter home staging is making the home as warm and welcoming as possible to potential buyers. Remove window treatments to show off the look of the windows, while providing lots of natural light in the darker winter months. Open the shades, drapes and curtains in the home during the day to show off the inside of the home in beautiful sunlight. Warm overhead lighting or table lamps can omit a soft glow in each room.
Showcase Winterized Housing Features
Making your home stand out as a smart winter purchase can be ideal. Show off the attached garage that they can park in and then walk to the inside of the home, or a new HVAC system or water heater. Energy-efficient upgrades are also a must during the chilly season. The buyers will know that they are prepared for the cold season ahead.
Up the Curb Appeal
You should always make sure the yard, patios, driveways and other areas out front and in back are cleared off and picked up. Make sure to de-clutter all the areas around the home, as well as on the inside. By providing a nice look on the outside, you’re welcoming buyers within the home. If there is snow outside, make sure all walkways are clear and well salted.
Show Your Home in All Seasons
Show off the photos that you have of your home during the open houses and viewings. Make sure that the pictures within show the home in many different angles and in different seasons throughout the year. This can be a great selling point for the buyers that come in to check out what the home has to offer them.