Snow is on the ground, the smell of cinnamon and nutmeg fill the air, and Christmas Carols are playing in all of the stores. While many families are focused on the Holiday Splendour and Christmas Wish lists that include the latest gadgets and toys for Santa to fill. There are some families whose Christmas Wish list also includes selling their home during the Holiday Season.
Here are a few helpful tips when showing your Home during the Winter months:
- Replace any burned out bulbs in both indoor and outdoor spaces. With the shorter & darker days, it’s important to ensure all areas of the property are brightly lit and easy to view.
- Keep walkways clear of snow and ice. It’s a good idea to keep a bag of Ice Melt, Sand, or Kitty Litter handy to spread on any icy surfaces.
- Bake cookies or cinnamon buns before a scheduled showing. Studies show that the smell of freshly baked goodies leaves a positive impression and triggers fond childhood memories. (Using store bought doughs is quick and easy, and has the added bonus of having a snack ready for you to enjoy when you return home)
- Have Christmas music playing softly, and if your home has a fireplace, you may want to turn it on before you leave. Creating a welcoming and cozy ambiance inside the home encourages those viewing it to imagine themselves enjoying the space.
- Go ahead and decorate your home for the Holidays … while doing your best to maintain an uncluttered feel. This may not be the year you choose to display great aunt Edith’s Ceramic Christmas Cat or Uncle Ed’s Holiday Moose Antlers. Instead, choose to balance the Festive Flare with Tidy and Clean to ensure potential buyers see your home at its Holiday Best!
Living in a northern city, We know that no matter what the temperature, weather conditions, or Season, there are always families looking for a home to make their own.
So, if Selling your Home is on your Christmas Wish List this year, why not send us a note, and we’d be happy to help you make your Holiday Home Sale a Success!
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