- Pops of color and holiday cheer are sure to boost your curb appeal during the dull winter months. Hang garland, lights, a festive wreath or holiday welcome mat.
- Fill your home with Christmas music for showings.
- Keep all shades and blinds open for maximum sunshine during daytime showings. Make sure to have lights on in every room of the house.
- If you’re feeling particularly festive have cookies and hot chocolate or coffee out for buyers to enjoy.
Warm & Cozy: Creating a warm and welcoming experience for buyers is paramount. In an effort to save on utility costs you might be tempted to notch the thermostat down a few degrees while away, but remember you want buyers to feel warm and welcomed from the chill outside.
Embrace the Season: Don’t let the holiday décor stop at the door. Put up the Christmas tree, decorate the fireplace and bust out the holiday candles and potpourri. It can be tempting not to decorate for the holidays if you’ll have to just pack them up to move, but remember that a touch of Christmas throughout the home is an easy way to make buyers feel warm and welcome!
Showcase the Fireplace: As temperatures dip lower you want to bring focus inward by arranging your room around the hearth. Pull pieces toward the center of the room and face them toward the fireplace to create a cozy gathering spot. Extra pillows and throws add warmth even without a roaring fire.
Keep the Exterior Clean: Power wash dirt and grime off the siding. Make sure your grass is cut back and hedges are trimmed. A fresh layer of red sod in flower beds can refresh the exterior.
Make Marketing Materials Count: Does your home really shine in the warmer months? Maybe you’ve worked extra hard on your lawn and landscaping. Be sure to give your Realtor any photos of your exterior in the green months to include in marketing.