For the most part, the winter months can be a slow season for selling homes, especially in the GTA. It’s cold and the weather can be rough, enticing more people to stay home rather than head out to view homes. While this market has been anything from “normal”, homeowners can still experience a bit of a decrease in showings when trying to sell their home this time of the year.
But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to do! With a few touches and a couple of our go-to tips and tricks, you’ll be able to make your home stand apart and sell it in no time. Are you ready? It’s time to get to work!
Take Down Holiday Decor
During the month of December, holiday decor can provide a warm and cozy vibe for your viewers, however, it does not show well in listing photos. Be sure to have your photos professionally taken before you decide to decorate your home for the holiday’s and when the season has come and gone, it’s best to take the decor down as soon as possible.
Create a Cozy Vibe Inside
When selling your home during the winter season, you’re presented with the unique opportunity to highlight your home’s coziness and warmth, something that cannot be displayed in the Spring or Summer.
Try adding in some additional throws and pillows around your living room and bedroom as well as adding some area rugs to your space. This will help provide that inviting, warm vibe, that so many home buyers are looking for.
Clear Away the Snow and Leaves
Curb appeal is still incredibly important in the winter months. Be sure to head outside and check to make sure all exterior lights are working and that your driveway and walkways are clear of snow, leaves, or any debris. You want to entice potential buyers as soon as they drive up to your home, and ensuring the outside looks just as good as the inside is incredibly important.
Heat Up Your Home
No one feels comfortable in a cold and damp space! Though it may be freezing outside, it’s best to ensure your home stays warm and comfortable on the inside. Turn the heat up to ensure your potential buyers feel warm when touring your home.
Use Pictures from Different Seasons
Unfortunately, most of, if not all homes look better in the Spring and Summer compared to the winter months. If you can, try to include some photos, especially of the exterior, that highlight the beauty of your home during all times of the year. This will help home buyers see the true value and curb appeal, even if the current weather outside is dingy and dull.
Use Exterior Lighting to Your Advantage
A well-lit-up home always looks enticing and comforting! This season, be sure to have your exterior and interior lights working well, and consider adding in some more. When it’s dark, dull, and cold outside, having your home lit up nicely will definitely add a pleasant and welcoming vibe.
It may all sound simple, but these effective tips and tricks will work wonders in the winter, highlighting your home’s beauty even on the darkest or snowiest days. As always, if you need some more assistance or tips for selling your home, whether it’s a townhome or condo in the GTA, be sure to check out our home seller guide here! And that’s it, you’re now ready to sell your home this winter season! Call us to discuss your Real Estate needs.