Are you selling a house? If you’re selling this winter, you’ll want to read this post for a few tips on how to make a good impression even when the weather doesn’t cooperate! We hope these suggestions will help increase the likelihood that you’ll sell…
Selling property can be a lot of work even at the best of times! There’s always the planning and repairing and the time it takes to really get ready for the big step of putting your house up for sale. But when it comes to the seasons, selling during the winter months can add some additional work, especially if you live in snowy climates!
Fortunately, just because it’s wintry outside doesn’t mean you can’t make a good impression. We live in Omaha, and wow, have we had a lot of snow this winter. We just want to share a few thoughts that may help if you’re taking the big step in the next month or so.
4 Tips For Selling Your Home in the Midwest During Wintery Months
#1. Stay on top of the shoveling!
We here in Omaha, as in many other places this winter, have had SO much snow this winter of 2021! It may seem obvious, but snow and ice can really build up and be hard to deal with if you put off its removal. When you get a showing all set up, you’d rather just grab your wallet and keys and leave the house, instead of digging a path to the front door for the potential buyers. This can be really hard to do if there’s an ice layer underneath the snow. You want all your potential buyers and everyone else to be safe as they walk up to your front door, and around the property. So stay on top of the shovelings, chip the ice and snow away from the door on a regular basis, so your potential buyers can safely get in your house.
#2. Keep an anti-slip door mat by the front door
In the summertime, it may not matter to you if buyers walk through your home with their shoes on. But if you get snow in your region, you may not want people with wet shoes or boots walking through the home. A doormat is good for wiping shoes off, or better yet, you can request people take their shoes or boots off, and leave them on the mat.
#3. Decorate for a holiday if one is coming up in near future
During the winter season, different cultures have different celebrations. It’s always fun and festive to decorate a little during wintertime, with wreaths, snowmen, and other neutral, family-friendly lights and decor to make your house feel like a warm, happy and welcoming place to all.
#4. Clear off your best outdoor features
If you do get snow, keep in mind it can cover up some of the best highlights in your yard that may be attractive to buyers. A heavy snowfall, for example, could cover up a gorgeous deck, patio, or pond. Even your birdfeeders can be overwhelmed with snow, keeping lovely birds away. Try to take a few minutes at least to think about what your best yard and lawn features are, and how you can use them to make your house stand out above others.
Selling your house in the winter can be a lot of work. But it can also be a great time to find ways to help your property shine.