Are you looking to put your home on the market this winter, but not sure what you can do to help make the house ready during this tough month? Real estate is generally a little slower in the winter season, but that doesn’t mean it’s not possible to sell your home. Here are some of the top Edmonton realtors tips on how you can sell your home this winter.
Shovel driveways and walkways
With the cold winter temperature also comes snow and ice. Since the exterior of your home is the first thing the potential buyer sees, and is also the entrance to your home, you’ll want to make sure you shovel the driveway and walkways up to the house. Also make sure to sprinkle de-icer on them to ensure the ground is safe for your viewers to walk on.
Keep windows clean
With the accumulation of lots of snow during Edmonton’s winter months, it’s important to keep your windows and window sills free of built-up ice and snow. When people are viewing your home from the inside or out, they’ll want to see the view from all windows.
Turn those lights on
Now that we’ve turned the clocks back the days are shorter and get darker earlier. Make sure to turn on all lights in the house when someone is viewing your home. An exterior light helps to show what the home will look like in the dark but also keeps the walkway up to your house safe for viewers. Make sure all lights inside are on as well. Because it’s darker outside you’ll want to make sure the potential buyers can see your home very easily when inside.
A warm and cozy environment
Make sure to keep your home warm and inviting when people come to view your home. Many people will be driving around viewing homes with their realtors in Edmonton, and in the cold Edmonton winters they will start to feel very cold throughout the day, so make sure your home is warm and cozy when they arrive. This will ensure they stick around longer and not want to leave to get back into the warm car, or the next home.
These are just a few things you can do to get your home ready for sale this winter. For more information about Edmonton and your real estate needs, contact the best realtor in Edmonton John Mattiello today!