During the winter months, there tend to be less people on the market to buy a new home. People are traveling for the holidays and the weather is cold making house hunting less appealing.

With that being said, there are not as many houses on the market meaning yours will get more attention from prospective buyers!

By taking advantage of the cold weather and making the most of your home’s features, you can help your home stand out and sell fast this winter. Read on for five tips on how to sell your home fast this winter.

37782af4b77621da739a8cb19f5572751. Have Each Room Portray Warmth

People are going to be escaping the cold by entering your home. Play up your home’s warm touches to make it as cozy and inviting as possible. Place a throw blanket over the back of a couch, a warm quilt at the foot of the bed or an area rug in a room with wood floors.

In addition, ensure the lights are on all on making the house seem as warmly lit as possible. Small touches like these can make a big difference in the overall warmth feel of a home.

2. Highlight Rooms that Hold Extra Appeal in the Winter

Families spend less time outdoors in the winter months, so take advantage of this time of year by showing off spaces indoors that accommodate activities. If your house has a bonus room, a basement playroom, an exercise room, or heated garage/workshop space, make sure it is highlighted to potential buyers.

With that being said, make sure the room’s purpose is apparent; don’t just leave it up to interpretation.

3. Showcase the Home’s Entertaining Space

During the winter months, we all have the holidays on our mind. With the holidays often comes entertaining friends and family. Show off your house’s capabilities of being the host of festive parties and big family dinners.

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A clean and orderly house will always sell faster and for more money than a messy, disorderly house. This is especially true in the winter months when heavy jackets, clunky shoes and other winter items tend to congregate in entryways.

Always remember your entryway is the first impression a potential buyer will have of the house and it’s imperative this first impression is a good one. Be sure to keep these areas neat, clean and orderly as your house is being shown.

5. Shovel the Driveway and Walkways

Finally, make sure the exterior pathways of your home are clear of any snow or ice if the weather gets bad. Winter elements are often few and far between in the Carolinas, but nothing will turn a buyer away faster than not actually being able to walk up to the house.

If you have an open house or walk through scheduled, make sure you check the weather to gain an idea of what’s coming to make sure your walkways are not slick.

Ready to Stage Your Home to Sell this Winter?

logo270-pinkAre you ready to sell your home fast and for more money this winter? Then it’s time to get your home staged!

Creative Home Stagers has vast experience helping homeowners getting the interior and exterior of their house ready to sell. We’ll help make sure the winter doesn’t slow you down!

To learn more about home staging and Creative Home Stagers services, visit our website or call 704-315-5802 to speak to a representative directly.