Monday, December 30, 2013

Tips to Help Show and Sell Your Crow Wing County Home This Winter

There is a misconception that the best time to sell your home is only during warmer months.  If you are considering selling your home and you are waiting till the warmer months of spring you may want to rethink your plans.  It’s true that spring is the busiest real estate time, but there are buyers looking to buy right now and the inventory of homes is down. If you are selling your home in winter here are some great tips on helping your home show well.

With the chill in the air it is best to warm things up throughout the home adding throw pillows to down comforters will create a feeling of warmth throughout the home. Accentuate areas of your home that are great places for people to gather during the cold winter months such as in front of a fireplace or kitchen.

Adding some greenery indoors is another wonderful tip.  House plants and indoor planted herb gardens help bring a little bit of summer indoors.

There are fewer hours of daylight throughout winter, and adding some light is the way to go. Install programmable timers that will activate outdoor lights to ensure your home is illuminated to show well.

With winter comes snow and ice. If you are too busy to keep walkways clean be sure to hire a service to plow your driveway and sidewalks so potential buyers can travel safely indoors. The outside wintery elements are without a doubt bound to be tracked indoors so make sure to invest in mats for both outside and inside all entry doors.  Once buyers are indoors welcome them with a slight pleasant aroma that seems homey to you.  

Winter can be a wonderful time to show and sell your home. If you are looking to buy or sell a home in Crow Wing County this winter,  contact me, Bill Grunewald. My team and I enjoy helping folks like you find just the right spot to live your northern Minnesota Lake Country dream.

 

Bill Grunewald/ Edina Realty.

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