Staging A Property To Sell In the Winter

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Peoples Home Equity offer a helpful list of tips on how to sell a home during the winter.

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despite the cold, open some windows from time to time to keep the home freshly oxygenated.

Peoples Home Equity has been pleased with how well weekly home sales are performing year-over-ear. However, regardless of how much the housing market has improved, winter home sales are always lower than summer home sales.

Peoples Home Equity has compiled the following tip list to make a home look just as attractive in the winter as it is during the summer.

Manage Curb Appeal – First appearances are everything, the outside of a home sets the mood for a buyer before they enter the front door. Do not slack off from curb appeal. Do not just snow blow the drive way once after reading this release. Instead, realize that it’s important to maintain a nice home appearance all the time. Be sure to wrap around some Christmas lights before December, and remember to take them down in February.

Use Winter As An Advantage – Turn the fire place on, burn some scented candles. A warm cozy feeling is just what many home buyers are looking for during the winter, especially in the bitter cold Midwest where Peoples Home Equity centers much of its business.

Make Sure There Is Plenty of Light – Winter does not give as many natural sunlight hours as summer. Make sure curtains and blinds are open during the day and plenty of lights are on when showing the property in the evening.

Clean Up The Clutter – Buyers greatly dislike walking around messy homes, it easily gives the buyer the idea that things have not been well maintained in the home which leads to a lower offer. A homeowner has a much higher chance of selling their property at a desired price if the rooms are clean and tidy. In addition,despite the cold, open some windows from time to time to keep the home freshly oxygenated.

Make Sure The Listing Pictures Are Great – Pictures of a beautiful home, with fresh snow on the grass, perfectly snow plowed, with candles on, highlighting an upgrades in the kitchen or bathroom are must haves in listing pictures. In addition, ample lighting is a necessity. Do not take pictures with curtains or blinds closed or lights off. Do not take pictures on a cloudy day, wait for a bright sunny day, the perception the property will convey to the buyer will be completely different in a positive way.

If in need of a home loan or a mortgage refinance contact a Peoples Home Equity loan officer today at: 262-563-4026

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