The winter can be a tough time to sell a home. The weather is cold, the days are shorter, and most people are more focused on the holidays rather than buying a house. But if you want or need to sell your home during the winter months, there are key tips you can utilize to make your home even more appealing to buyers. With a little extra effort, you can find an optimal buyer for your home - even in the middle of winter. Here are some tips for selling your home that our home staging company has put together.
Add Cozy Winter Decor to Your Home
The wintertime can actually work to your advantage when it comes to selling your home. However, keep in mind that not all buyers share the same cultural or religious beliefs, so keep religious decor to a minimum to ensure you don't turn off any prospective buyers. Instead, stage your home with cozy, winter-themed decor, but keep it minimal and classy. Keep reading for top tips to help your home sell quickly in the winter months.
Make Your Living Room Cozy
When decorating your living room, there are countless options to optimize its appeal to prospective buyers. For one, you can add cozy faux fur throws and winter-themed pillows to the couch. Another idea is to line your mantle piece with garland, pinecones, and berries. Not only is this sure to put a smile on prospective buyers' faces, but it will help them envision how their potential new home will look when it is decorated for the holidays.
Jazz up Your Kitchen
As you may already know, one way in which realtors and homeowners appeal to buyers is by smell. One way to achieve this is by baking fresh cookies. This elicits a lovely smell and is one of the first things people notice when they walk into a home. If you don't want the added stress of baking whilst preparing to sell a home, no problem! Candles are a wonderful alternative. A couple of scents that are perfect for winter and appeal to almost everyone are the scent of fresh pine as well as cinnamon. An aesthetically pleasing candle is a great addition to your kitchen island or counter. If you opt for a candle, you can have pre-made snacks or store-bought cookies available for buyers instead.
Decorate Your Master Bedroom
You don't have to put much effort into decorating your master bedroom, or guest bedrooms for that matter. Simply swapping out your daily pillows and comforter or duvet for a winter-themed one will do wonders. If you want to add an extra touch, you can hang a small wreath or bell on the bed frame as well. Again, it's just another simple yet effective way to increase your home's appeal in the wintertime.
Increase Your Home's Curb Appeal
Increasing your home's curb appeal is a standard rule of thumb when it comes to selling a home, and thankfully the winter provides the perfect opportunity to add extra decor and lighting to your outdoor space. The curb appeal is the buyer's very first impression of your home, so you want to make sure it's as appealing as possible. Warm white lights, winter planters, and lighting along the entranceway are all great ways to increase your home's curb appeal. The key is to make sure your outdoor space looks tidy yet inviting at the same time.
Ensure Your Home is Properly Lit
Since the sun sets much earlier in the winter, you'll have much less natural lighting for house showings. To that end, we encourage you to have a well-lit, but not overly lit, home in the winter. Soft, warm lights throughout the house are a perfect addition to any home. A couple of ways to achieve this is through flameless candles and lamps. They will add the perfect ambiance to hallways and dark corners so you're sure
Invest in Professional Staging
Perhaps interior design isn't your forte or you simply don't have time to decorate your house this time of year. If you want your home to sell quickly and for maximum profit, consider hiring a professional home staging company, such as SYH Design. Our company was founded in 2005 and is equipped with over 15 years of interior design experience. We know how to optimize a home for sale by carefully arranging furniture to maximize space in a home and adorning a home with just the right furnishing. If you want to ensure your home sells this winter, we invite you to contact our team today at 336-851-1351 or fill out the contact form below.