Selling your home during the Holidays can be profitable

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It might seem that everyone is hibernating for the winter, but home shoppers are still out there in the colder months.
Many companies relocate their employees during the Holiday months.

Here are few tips for making your listing stand out.

1. Stay warm
This is not the time to save a few bucks on your heating bill. You want to create a feeling of welcoming warmth and you can’t do that with a chilly house. If the home is vacant, keep the heater on a timer so the property is warm during showing times.

2. Lighten up
It’s even more important to make sure each room is well-lit during the darker winter months. Table and standing lamps are quick fixes for a dim room.

3. Highlight seasonal features
Build a fire. Arrange some plush throws and fluffy cushions on the sofas in your finished basement. If your home has features that make it a cozy place to spend the winter, be sure to highlight them. Go light on the Holiday decorations but do make it feel welcoming.

4. Show off your landscaping in photos
To help prospective buyers look beyond winter’s snowy or brown lawn, and envision the property in warmer months, display photos of the house taken when things were green and blooming. Make a few flyers or a photo album and leave them out (and open) where buyers are sure to see them.

5. Clear the way to a sale
Make sure the driveway, walkways and porch are safe and free from snow and ice. Be sure to shovel your deck and patio so buyers can walk out and imagine enjoying them in warmer times.

Thinking of selling your home? There’s no need to wait until spring.
I’ll guide you each step pf the way, just give me a call.  Pat

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