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Preparing Your Home for Winter Showings

There is no doubt about it! Even if the weather is relatively pleasant, your Edmonton home won’t show as well in the winter as it would in the summer, especially from the outside. Fortunately, there are many ways to make your home look more attractive and appealing to buyers during the winter season.


First, before showing your home to a potential buyer,Clearing snow for all walkways on your Edmonton home to prepare for winter showings clear your front walkway including walkway to the garage if applicable. Make sure fence doors and gates open freely. Also, clear snow off the backyard deck or patio area. You want buyers to be able to explore around your property without any obstructions. In short, do everything you can to make the experience of walking up to your front door and around your property as pleasant as possible.


Second, clear away any boots, shoes and other outerwear from the front foyer as you walk in. You want buyers to focus on your beautiful home, not a cluttered entranceway. Also, have mats on both the outside and inside of your main entranceway. This will give buyers – as well as you and your family – a chance to wipe their boots and shoes.


Adjust your thermostat to be comfortable for your winter showingsThird, adjust your thermostat. You want your home to feel warm, cozy and comfortable for potential buyers.If you have a gas fireplace, turn it on for that cozy feeling


Finally, remember in the winter, homes show much better during the day. In the evening, it may be too dark to fully  appreciate your property especially yard. Work with your REALTOR® to schedule viewings during the day whenever possible. If you can, have pictures of your property available that showcase what it looks like in the spring/summer. A flower garden in bloom or that fully grown in hedge really gives the buyers a better idea of how your home looks in non-winter months. That takes planning. So if you're even just casually thinking of the possibility of selling your home, take some good "spring/summer" pictures.


Want more advice on how to sell your home in the winter? You can call me direct 780-242-5229 or thru my contact page. Thanks for reaching out!.

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