Winter can be a tricky season for selling; the light is dimmer, weather can cause problems, and people are less likely to get out and about. You can increase your chances of selling with some quick fixes.
Prepare for the weather. If there is snow, keep a clear path to the door; scrape the walk to prevent ice from building up. Sprinkle sand if need be. Keep a good mat inside the front door, and a container to hold umbrellas.
Make the most of light. Open the blinds and curtains to let as much light in as possible. Keep the house at a normal temperature so it doesn’t feel hot when the buyer enters. If you have a fireplace, consider lighting it just before a showing; fires not only add heat, but a sense of comfort and home.
Create an atmosphere. You can increase the appeal of a home by making it smell good (though you don’t want to go too heavy on scents.) Consider boiling a pot of water with cinnamon sticks an hour or so prior to the appointment. If you want to go the extra mile, you can bake cookies before the showing and leave a few sitting out for the agent and buyer.
I hope you found the article useful. Give me a call if you have any questions.