Home Selling Tips for the Winter Months

These Home selling tips for winter months can be helpful if your forced to put your home on the market. It’s no secret that home sales take a dive during the winter months, but you may not have a choice of when to sell depending on family or employment situations.  If in fact you are forced to put your home on the market during the winter, use these special home seller tips to make your house stand out during the cold months in Connecticut.

home selling tips for winter

Home Selling Tips for the Winter Months

 

  •     Don’t forget curb appeal.  The flowers are dormant and the grass is brown, so that’s all the more reason to put effort into the outside of the house.  Hang a wreath on the door and find some other tasteful outdoor decor to welcome prospective buyers.
  •     Keep your walk and driveway spotless.  No one is going to have a positive experience when they have to walk through snow and slush to get to your door.  And you don’t want to come home to wet footprints either, so keep those sidewalks shoveled when the snow flies.
  •     Provide photos of your house during spring, summer, and fall months.  Connecticut winters can be long and cold, and pictures of blooming trees and colorful flower beds around the house give buyers something to get excited about.
  •     Turn up the heat.  Buyers want that cozy feeling when they walk in the house, so this isn’t the time to be frugal.  Turn the heat up a bit so that the house feels comfortable when buyers visit.
  •     Let in the light.  The last thing you want is for your house to look depressing on short winter days.  Open curtains and turn on lamps to make the house feel welcoming and bright.
  •     As always, price competitively. Houses that are priced right sell quickly.  If your house is not getting attention, let alone a contract, chances are your asking price is too high.

If you are selling a house in Connecticut this winter, contact us and we can help you put a plan in place to find the perfect buyer for your home. The home selling tips above are a great base to getting you home sold, However to get the most value in the winter you have to consider timing. The timing of using future market forecasts, recently sold comparable homes, and direct competition pricing. Using these 3 ingredients can make your homes days on market short and value you get high.

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