Selling your house in Pennsylvania’s winter can feel daunting; with fewer potential buyers and more competition, it’s a challenge. With that in mind, here are 8 tips to help you get started on selling your house this winter.
Seasonal Curb Appeal – Make sure the exterior of your home looks inviting even during the colder months. Clear away any snow from walkways and driveways, rake leaves and prune shrubs, make sure gutters are clear, wash windows and paint any chipped trim or siding. Consider putting up outdoor holiday lights for added appeal.
Make sure the interior of your home is as inviting as possible for potential buyers. This means cleaning carpets, wiping down walls and baseboards, dusting light fixtures and furniture, painting walls a neutral color if necessary, decluttering surfaces and closets, organizing kitchen cabinets and pantries, replacing worn rugs or curtains with something new and inviting; anything you can do to make your home look attractive.
During showings keep the temperature inside comfortable by turning off fans or outside air intakes so that the heat remains in the house while potential buyers tour it. Consider having hot cocoa or coffee ready to serve after they have finished their tour of the house; an extra touch like this can leave a good impression with a buyer.
If you have a fireplace in your home then be sure to show it off. Have a fire burning when visitors come through; this will give them a sense of warmth and coziness that will draw them into wanting to buy your house sooner than later.
Open curtains or blinds so that natural light floods into each room during showings; this will make each room look brighter and more inviting regardless of how dark it is outside.
Even if there isn’t much landscaping left due to winter weather conditions, be sure to showcase what you do have! Have evergreen shrubs planted around entrances for example or decorate walkways with festive holiday decorations etc.; these touches will add charm even during the coldest months!
Be sure to price your house competitively considering current market conditions; this will help attract more potential buyers who may be looking for deals during the winter season!
Utilize online resources such as virtual tours, 3D home renderings etc., so that people from afar can get an idea of what your property looks like without having to physically visit it first hand (which may not be ideal during harsher weather). These extra touches can help draw in those who may not otherwise consider purchasing a home sight unseen due to location constraints.
Winter doesn’t have to mean low foot traffic when trying to sell your home; by utilizing these tips you’ll be well on your way towards finding just the right family for your property no matter what season it is outside. With some strategic planning, proactive thinking and determination you’ll be able to list and sell quickly even when temperatures drop outside—so don’t wait too long before getting started on making those changes that could potentially bring you closer towards achieving success with selling your house this winter.
If you’re looking for a Pennsylvania real estate agent you can trust to sell your home, The Ashley M. Miller Team, Your Home Hero is here to help. Get in touch with us today by either filling out the form on our website or by calling us at: 717-404-7048.