Category: Home Improvement Posted By: Alison Hamlet

Staging your home for a quick sale can be a time consuming task, even more so during the winter months. Not only does one have to contend with other homes on the market, and numerous buyers, but the weather can present a problem in terms of access to the home and the cleanliness of the interior. In some areas this is not really a big deal. Places like Arizona and Florida do not have to contend with snow and ice. In order to ensure your home shows to its full capacity during the winter months, at Hamlet Terry Team we love working with our sellers in every season to prepare their home for prospects. Here are a few staging tips for the winter season.

Access to a home is crucial during the winter. Sidewalks and driveways can easily become danger areas as ice and snow can turn even the nicest yard into a skating rink. It is a daily task to ensure that the driveways and walkways are clear and safe. Keep a good supply of rock salt or another de-icing agent on hand. The last thing you want is a prospective buyer to slip on their way to the door. Remember if people have to trudge through knee deep snow to reach your front door, it won’t look good for you as a seller. Keep the driveway shoveled and de-iced at all times. It is also a good idea to clear snow off the eaves and edges of the roof. Make sure there are no dangers to the visitors to your home.

Keeping the inside of a home clean while the weather is cold and snowy presents a different challenge. This is compounded if your home is a popular showing. With numerous people coming in during a day, it is a great idea to have plastic shoe covers to help stop the problem of snow and dirt getting tracked into your home. During the cold months is a great idea to keep the house warm and inviting. If you have a fireplace, light it. The ambience and warmth will help visitors to stay longer and explore all that your home has to offer. Ideally you would like your home to be as inviting and interesting as possible. The winter months give a homeowner the opportunity to showcase their homes during the dreary winter weather. It’s a chance to turn your home into a winter palace that will interest buyers from the moment they see it.

Hamlet Terry Team - Better Together, Our Team is uniquely positioned to help you win in real estate. Whether your main priority is to find the house that is just perfect or to get a great deal, we have you covered. If your number one goal is a net gain or to hit a cash on cash return on your investment, we speak your language. When selling your home, whether you want to be represented by only the best or sell it quickly at a great price or BOTH, we can deliver. We study the market daily and we are laser focused on your success. We combine strategy, negotiations and marketplace knowledge with exceptional customer service for an unbelievable synergistic effect. Our focus is on high-end luxury homes with distinction in the best areas of the city. We treat all of our transactions as if they were our very own, becoming personally and vitally connected to your goals.

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