Although selling a home in winter presents a unique set of challenges, there are several benefits to listing during this time of year. With less competition and plenty of motivated buyers, you have great potential to make a quick and profitable sale. However, to be a successful seller despite the cold temperatures and harsh weather conditions, you must avoid making the same following mistakes that have kept many other homeowners from closing a deal.
Common Errors That Can Hinder Your Chances of Selling a Home During Winter
1. Neglecting Your Curb Appeal
It’s easy to make sure your curb appeal presents buyers with a good first impression when selling a home in the spring and summer, but in winter, you may need to put extra effort into ensuring your exterior looks welcoming. Use seasonal decorations, strategically placed outdoor lighting, and a fresh coat of paint on the front door to give your curb appeal pops of color and add more life to your listing photos.
2. Turning Down the Heater
While it’s commendable to try and reduce your energy consumption and save on utility bills, you want your home to be inviting to buyers. It’s important that they feel cozy when stepping inside to take a tour, which requires you to keep the indoor temperature at a comfortable level. Additionally, if your home is cold, buyers may think there is something wrong with the heating system or insulation. As such, the thermostat should be turned up enough to maintain a warm living space.
3. Denying a Showing
The winter season is a busy time for people. Even after the holidays, it can take a while to recover from the festivities and get back into a normal routine. Regardless, if you’ve decided to put your home on the market, you must be willing to show it at all times. Any showing you deny could be a missed opportunity to get the offer you’ve been waiting for. If a prospective buyer is willing to visit your property in cold and stormy weather, it’s likely they’re serious about completing a transaction.
The best way to boost your odds of selling a home in winter is to hire a reputable real estate agent. Working with Amber Lube, Keller Williams Realty Concord/Kannapolis and her team of professionals will prevent you from making these and other common errors that increase the difficulty of getting an offer. They understand the most effective approach to drawing interest from Kannapolis, NC, buyers during a slow market and will provide the advice and guidance you need to create a desirable listing. Find out more about preparing your home to sell by emailing Amber Lube or calling (704) 577-5966. Leaurel Lube can be reached through email or at (704) 467-0685. You can also visit their website to request a free home evaluation.