Tips for selling your home during the Holidays

Get Your Home Sold During the Winter Months: The winter season in Morgantown usually sees a dip in real estate activity. Less people are looking at homes and less people are buying. The holidays have a lot to do with it, as does the cold weather. Cold weather can make homes seem less inviting. So, if you’re someone who has their home on the market during this time, what can you do to make your home stand out? We offer a few tips:

Create a Cozy Atmosphere: This is especially true during the holidays. There is something cozy about entering a house and smelling baked cookies, warm cinnamon, or apple cider during the cold months. These types of smells resonate with buyers. Remember, people are evaluating your home using all five of their senses. If you want to take it a step further, play some seasonal music at low volume.

Maintain Your Yard/Sidewalks: With fall and winter comes the inevitable falling of leaves and snow. If you’re in an area plagued by leaves, rake them up and remove them from your yard to create a cleaner look. If there is a snow day, it is certainly a good idea to clear sidewalks and walkways so that buyers don’t have to walk through the snow to get to your home. This prevents accidents and buyers from tracking snow throughout your home. In one instance, a buyer stepped in snow with his muddy work boots and proceeded to track mud all over the home!

Decorate: With the shortening of the days, a lot of buyers will be looking at homes at night. If you’re into the holidays, decorating will add some nice touches to your home. Consider leaving some exterior and interior lights on to create a welcoming feeling. Or putting your lights on a timer is another good idea.

Taking advantage of these ideas by adding more of a homey feel to your property can go a long way in getting it sold during the winter season. For more tips or ideas, contact one of our knowledgeable agents.