Winter House Selling Secrets

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January 22, 2016 at 10:45 am  •  Posted in Blueprint, Selling a Home by  •  0 Comments

In this segment of Open House on NBC, Coldwell Banker affiliated agents show why the winter might actually be the most advantageous time to sell your home.

To those who believe you must wait until spring to put your home on the market, think again. In the below segment of Open House on NBC, Coldwell Banker affiliated agents show why the winter might actually be the most advantageous time to sell your home. When temperatures are at their coldest, here are a few tips on how to make your home the hottest on the block.

Here are a few pieces of advice from Coldwell Banker affiliated agents around the country:

“One of my favorite ways to show property is by boat. Imagine someone coming down from Ohio or New York, where it’s cold and snowy, and I take you out on the Sarasota bay front or in the Gulf and show you your dream house. It’s the easiest sale I’ve ever made!” – Roger PettingellColdwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Sarasota, FL

“Light a fire. It creates a warm ambiance in the space and encourages the buyer to imagine themselves in the home.” – Rosemary McCreadyColdwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Weston, MA

“One of the secrets to keeping your house ready to show in the winter months is to keep up with your curb appeal. One of the ways that you can do that is to add lighting, including sconces or lanterns on your front walkway.” —  Roger MorrisColdwell Banker BAIN, Seattle, WA

“We typically see our market heat up long before the snow has melted. The best advice I have is to simply be available for sale. Don’t wait for the weather to warm up because buyers in our market aren’t waiting to start their search. I usually recommend that my sellers get their home on the market sometime in January because our sales really start to pick up in February. If you’re not living at the property, I still recommend that you keep the thermostat set at a comfortable temperature. It should be warm enough that buyers want to consider the best features of your home.” – Stephanie CutterColdwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Chicago, IL

“The best advice I can give to home sellers looking to sell their home in the wintertime is to price it correctly, get it staged, and declutter your home as much as possible.” – Alice ChinColdwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Naperville, IL

“Make sure you clear all of your walkways of snow and ice. Throw any extra pillows and blankets you have on furniture to make it nice and cozy inside.” – Leah CanfieldColdwell Banker Rounds and Porter, Breckenridge, CO

Originally published on the Coldwell Banker Blue Matter blog

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