Selling Your Home in the Winter

    When selling your home in the winter, staging the inside becomes even more important. Here are five simple tips to make your home shine even when the outside landscaping has faded:

    Keep your house warm. In the winter people tend to turn the thermostat down to save money, however a warmer house is more welcoming to a potential buyer.

    Clear your walkways and driveways of any snow or ice. Make it easy for buyers to get to your home.

    Clean the windows and blinds. Letting in the natural light can brighten up a room and cheer up the home. This also brings attention to the windows and blinds so make sure they are clean even during winter.

    Background music played softly can completely change the atmosphere, which will make the home feel cozy and keep potential buyers around longer. Select classical music to appeal to anyone.

    Leave the light on. Before showing a home, make sure it’s well lit. A well lit home is more inviting. If you’re not home, consider setting up timers.

    Following these simple tips can give your house that added boost in today’s competitive market. For information on selling in our local market, please contact us for a free market analysis of recent neighborhood activity. We are more than happy to answer any questions you might have!

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    Sue Martin

    Professional Designations and Accomplishments: #1 Realtor in Fenton, Missouri, consecutively since 2001 Selling over 100 homes a year! Ranked in the Top 50 St. Louis Realtors since 2002 (as seen in St. Louis Business Journal Book of Lists) Ranked as one of Coldwell Banker Gundaker Top 10 Agents Coldwell Banker President's Premier Recipient, President's Service Award for Outstanding Service CRS, Certified Residential Specialist ASP, Accredited Home Staging Professional CLHMS, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist Relocation Specialist Member, St. Louis Association of Realtors Member, Missouri Association of Realtors Member, National Association of Realtors Latest technology and systems for Ultimate Home Marketing Advanced Home Buyer and Seller Services Expanded Internet, Social Media and Marketing Presence, with virtual and video tours Fenton Area Resident for over 45 years Full-time Service-Oriented Team of Licensed Specialists Over $500 Million in Career Sales We Sell a House Every 3 Days!

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