If you are planning on selling your home this winter, you want to make sure that you attract the right type of home buyer. Winter season house buying and selling requires some extra consideration. There are a few things that you can do to make your home more attractive to the target buyer who will have the funds to purchase your home for a fair price.
#1 Use A Professional Photographer
Do not take pictures yourself for the real estate agent to use to advertise your home. Although your smart phone may take excellent pictures, taking pictures of your home is not just about having a nice camera. It is about capturing the details of your home and staging photographs in a way that will connect with potential buyers.
Hiring a professional photographer can make your home look better and can help you score a higher price for your home. Great photos can really pay off.
#2 Keep The Outside of Your Home Looking Nice
No, there may not be colorful flowers outside of your home to make it look great, but there are still things you can do to make the outside of your home look nice. Make sure that you rake up all the leaves that fall outside of your home. Keep your sidewalks, driveway, and roof clean.
If it snows where you live, be sure to shovel the snow right away. You want to keep these areas clean. You can also stage the furniture outside of your home. Set up outdoor furniture, put winter-themed patio pads on your furniture, and add extra lighting to your outdoor area.
#3 Add Lots of Lights
Make sure that you use lots of light. To start with, make sure that you use lots of lights outside of your home. If you don't have the budget to invest in new outside lights, purchase some solar lights. Solar lights are great to use outside because you don't have to wire them into your electrical system and you can easily add them to your landscaping.
You also want to make sure that you add lots of lights to the inside of your home. Lights will make your home feel comfortable. That doesn't mean you have to install overhead lights. You can add accent and task lights to your home to add extra light. Homes often feel too dark in the winter time, and purchasing a few extra lamps can really make your home feel more open and inviting to potential investors.
#4 Set A Competitive Price
Just because you are selling your home in the winter doesn't mean you have to accept a really low price for your home. Research the market and set a price that is competitive for your home. A competitively priced home is the best way to go. Don't over-price or under-price your home; set your home at a price that you are comfortable selling at. If you keep your home clean, looking nice, and stage it correctly, you should be able to get the price you want for your home