Author Whitney Carpenter Dishes Out Three Tips for Selling Your House During the Winter Months

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Utilizing some simple strategies can help you sell your property during some of the toughest months.

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Carpenter states, “The first tip to a quick sell during the winter is to stage your house both inside and out so buyers can see what they are buying.”

Selling your house during the winter can present some tough challenges. Author Whitney Carpenter who penned “The Passive Way to Passive Income” has learned the hard way about these difficulties and shares her expertise. Carpenter said, “Selling houses in the winter can be formidable for some and many people will opt out of keeping their houses listed for a multitude of reasons. However, this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t sell your house during the winter.” According to the real estate website Redfin, it states “sellers have a 9% greater likelihood of selling and sell faster and for 1.2 percent higher during the winter.”

So how can you find better results? Carpenter states, “The first tip to a quick sell during the winter is to stage your house both inside and out so buyers can see what they are buying.” If it has snowed, make sure all the snow is cleared from your driveway and sidewalks so buyers don’t fall before entering your house. Clear off lighting so the house is well lit when it’s dark. Clean your front door of any dirt and grime so it looks fresh and new. When people walk into your house you want it completely uncluttered. Remove excess furniture, box up any unneeded household items, and put away pictures of your family. This allows buyers to see themselves in your house.”

Another tip says Carpenter is to “offer a bonus to buyers agents.” Because there are fewer people looking during the winter you want your house to stand out from the rest. Offering a bonus to buyers agents gives a greater incentive for those agents to sell your house above other homes that are listed.

“An out of the box tip is to offer property managers a bonus to get a highly qualified tenant to convert to a buyer”, said Carpenter. “Many sellers and agents don’t think about the possibility that there are plenty of renters that could purchase a house so they don’t look for these types of credible buyers. Suggest the bonus program to your agent so they can offer it to their contacts in the property management sector.”

About the author: Since 2008, Whitney Carpenter has been involved in the business of real estate: buying, selling, and managing over 200 homes. The Passive Way to Passive Income shares Carpenter’s career experience and passion. Captured through a narrative exploration of her journey to success, Carpenter gives insight on how networking and hard work helped boost her comprehension and love for the business. The book details how to procure capital, loans, and find the best properties to renovate while staying within budget. Carpenter empowers potential real estate investors to make wise purchases and enjoy the process. For more information about A Passive Way to Passive Income or about the author log onto

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