Prepare for the Weather
In many parts of the country, chilly weather and snow are a given this time of year. Stage your home accordingly. Make sure to keep the walkway and driveway clear of snow, and keep your entry free from hazardous ice. Potential buyers should feel welcome and comfortable when they visit your home for a showing. Be sure to make them feel warm and welcome when they arrive by keeping the heat on and the house warm and inviting.
Decorate for the Season
Nothing says the holidays like a wreath on the door and holiday decorations throughout your home. Give your home a festive update with some appropriate decorations to celebrate the season. This can incite great family memories with potential buyers and help them envision future family memories in their potential home.
Give Your Home a Holiday Scent
Smell is one of the most powerful senses and can trigger positive emotional responses. Pine, cinnamon, and other holiday spices tend to evoke a feeling of cheer. Add potpourri, a fir garland, or bake some spice cookies in the oven to further attract potential buyers when they arrive.
Keep the Lights On
It gets dark early during the winter, which can make your home feel smaller than it actually is. Open your curtains and turn on your lights to make your home feel larger and more inviting. Even consider turning on the lights on your range hood and in your hallways to add additional lighting to your home’s interior.
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