Winter is not the best time if you don’t live in a sunny setting, and put your home on the market. However, you can take a few steps to make your home fun. Let them create a warm environment, both literally and in figurative words, and take refreshments to serve.
Here are some tips that can also help keep buyers out of the cold.
❄️Clear a Path
Shovel a path through any snow, even if flakes are still falling.
❄️Let in the Light
Pull up the blinds, open the shutters, and push back the drapes on every window unless the view or outdoor scenery is particularly undesirable.
❄️Make Everything Sparkle
Washing the windows enhances the precious daylight hours.
❄️Consider “Staging” Your Home
A home stager can create a flow path that interested buyers are likely to follow, and can downplay or avoid areas you’d rather not shine a spotlight on.
❄️Turn Up the Heat
It’s better to heat the house a degree or two warmer than usual just before the showing, then set the temperature at normal.
❄️Create a Mood
Evoke a sense of summer. Place vases filled with flowers around the house.
❄️Turn On the Sound
Play soft music throughout the house.
❄️Ease Up on the Scents
Don’t burn candles, either, or spray perfume in the bedroom.
❄️Serve Winter Foods
Hot apple cider and cocoa make great beverage choices. Creamy soups and stews are delicious on a cold day. Serve them in shooter glasses or paper cups to avoid dealing with utensils.
❄️Provide Specific Information
Attach printed cards to items and in rooms to provide further information that the buyer might miss or might not know.
❄️Technology Is Your Friend
Plug indoor lamps into a timer to automatically turn on at times when you’re showing the house.
Don’t let those potential buyers go without finding out what they liked and didn’t like about their experience if you can do so without it feeling awkward.