Welcome to 2022!
The real estate market tends to cool down as soon as the winter temperatures hit. This, however, does not mean you cannot sell real estate during winter! You can start by following these winter home staging tips that will make your property cozy and beautiful, even in our coldest -30℃ days!
- One of the simplest tips for winter is to set your thermostat to a temperature that most people will find comfortable. You don’t want your home to feel too cold or too hot. Additionally, now would be a great time to fix air leaks in your home. Windows and exterior doors can create cold spots that will give your guests a chill.
- Winter means shorter days and longer darkness periods. Make your home inviting by adding more light to rooms. Ideally, you should avoid bright white lights as they can tend to highlight small imperfections in your walls, floors, and ceilings. A few carefully placed candles could also make your rooms look cozy and comfortable!
- Winter can encourage nesting - which means more stuff. In any home, storage space matters. Start by clearing your storage areas out. Don't load up closets, basements or garages with bins. Reduce the personal pictures, memorabilia on surfaces and walls so rooms look more expansive.
- Make sure guests’ first impression of your home is a good one, including an accessible entryway. Have a clear pathway for visitors and potential buyers to and from your home. Your driveway and sidewalk should be clear of ice and snow.