There are many benefits to listing your home during the Winter, one of them being that there are a group of "serious" Buyers out looking in the bitter cold. Another is that the competition is not as fierce because most homeowners think waiting until the warmer months is the way to go. If you are selling your home during the winter, here are a few tips when listing your home:
2. Convenient parking- Buyers will not want to walk very far in the cold or over a snow bank to get to your home. Try and keep the driveway cleared and if you live in a condominium, be sure your agent forewarns the Buyers of the parking situation.
3. Protect your Investment- You may feel funny or think that asking your Buyers to take their shoes off during a showing may make them feel uncomfortable, but the truth is that Buyers get a sense that you take pride in your home and are properly maintaining it.
4. Keep Seasonal Clothing under Control- A major challenge of selling a home during the winter months is the overabundance of winter gear and clothing. A Buyer doesn't want to find a mudroom filled with winter boots or a closet filled with heavy coats. Try to have one storage spot where you can easily tuck away these items in time for a showing.
Despite some small challenges of marketing a home during the winter, there are also benefits. You will not only beat the competition to the market, but you will also track in some serious Buyers that are anxiously awaiting that perfect home!
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