Are you a seller planning to list your home this winter? Well, there are several ways you can help prepare your home for the market in the cold winter months.
Hi, I’m Tanja Odzak, Our East Bay Home brokered by eXp Realty… and I sell homes in Oakland, Berkeley, and the East Bay on both sides of the tunnel.
Depending on your location, selling your home in the winter is not the same as selling in the Spring and Summer months. So what are some tips you can do as a seller to spruce your home up in the Winter months?
#1 Stage your Home for Winter. Staging your home for the winter means doing your best to create a snug and cozy vibe. Some buyers may want to visualize snuggling up to a cozy fireplace. Use throw blankets and pillows, warm scents like cinnamon and clove, and put away any out-of-season items.
Secondly, Focus on lighting. Winter months have different natural lighting because the sun sets earlier, so there may be less natural lighting with photographs and showings. Have extra lamps on, and make sure blinds are kept open and windows clean to help bring in more natural light.
Another tip is to keep the seasonal decor to a minimum, or none at all in the pjotos! You can have some out AFTER the photos… but homes are taking longer too sell, and you don’t want “out of season” seasonal decor. Generally speaking tho… Don’t go overboard with winter decorations; keep it simple and understated. Make your home inviting and cared for. Also, be sure to keep the house at a comfortable temperature. No one likes to walk into a freezing home. Keep the temperature comfortable during showings so buyers are not distracted by the cold. Also, make sure you clean up. Make sure the property’s exterior is clear of debris, leaves, or snow so your home is inviting with excellent curb appeal. Finally, it is always a good idea to check the HVAC is working properly. If you would like more tips and information on selling during the Winter, feel free to connect with my team and I so we can help.
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I’m a Top Producing Realtor® in the OAKLAND / BERKELEY / EAST BAY AREA. I’ve been in the San Francisco East Bay Area since I came up to do my undergrad at UC Berkeley (a long time ago!), with a short stint at UC Davis while getting my Master’s. I take my duties as a Realtor® and Fiduciary very seriously, I enjoy educating my sellers and buyers along the way. Putting People, Before Profit.
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