Selling Tips for a Winter Sale

If you are looking to take advantage of Brea’s winter real estate market and get your home sold before the traditional spring rush, here’s how.  Regardless of what time of year you choose to list your home, a well-staged home is an attractive home that sells.  As your premier real estate agent for homes for sale in Brea, here are some winter staging tips that will have your home sold in no time flat.

Turn up the Heat

When welcoming prospective home buyers at your next open house, be sure to turn up the thermostat.  You want to create a warm, cozy and welcoming environment when people step foot in your home.  A warm home is a home where buyers will tend to linger and spend more time, thus increasing your chances at a sale.

Set the Stage

Staging your home in the winter is less of a challenge than you may think.  A few added details that are sure to make your home stand out and should be included are:

  • Set the mood with a nice aroma in your home. Musty smells may start to linger during the winter months and opening your windows may not be an option.  Instead choose a nice scent like cinnamon to create a warm feel.
  • Set up a few mats at the front door where prospective buyers can take off their wet or muddy shoes. You don’t want your carpet getting soiled at your next open house.

Here’s the Deal:

Avoid using any type of artificial scents or air fresheners in your home.  Some people are allergic to the chemicals in them and these scents may make some buyers suspicious that you are trying to mask odors in your home such as mold.

Curb Appeal

Just because it is winter doesn’t mean that you can neglect your lawn.  Your home’s outside is the first thing that any buyer is going to see, and they will make judgments and form opinions.  The last thing that you want is to lose a sale because the outside of your home appears neglected.

Turn on Your Lights

The winter months tend to be darker with less natural light.  When showing your home make sure to turn on the lights in every room.  If any bulbs are burnt out, replace them before showing your home.  A well-lit home also gives the appearance of a larger home and will help showcase each room.

By properly staging your home in the winter, you will be able to take advantage of low inventory and attract a wide range of interested buyers.  If you have any other questions about how to stage your home in the winter or are thinking about listing your home on Brea’s real estate market, please contact me today.  I would love to be a part of your sales team and look forward to working with you soon.






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