Selling a home during the winter season is not impossible, in fact, buyers are typically more motivated during this time. This can typically be because of a job relocation, or other urgent matter. However, preparation for showings is important and can make all the difference in the prospective buyer’s mind. Here are a few more tips on how to prepare the home for showings:

  • Evoke a sense of summer

Fresh flowers in a vase bring bright and pleasant feelings reminiscent of summertime. Painted flowers or flower photography can also achieve the same effect if placed in good taste and not overdone. Take advantage of natural daylight by opening curtains and letting the room glow.

  • Bake cookies

Sometimes scents and fragrances can be overwhelming. Baking cookies always make prospective buyers feel more comfortable and welcomed into the home. The smell of freshly baked cookies are a great way to bring warmth and pleasant feelings, especially during the colder months. This can also be done with hot beverages such as hot cocoa, coffee, and hot apple cider.

  • Rid the home of any dust or cobwebs

Deep cleaning is necessary for any staging event, but this will help even more during cold months when home’s can get stuffy. Make sure the home is deep cleaned so no dust affects prospective home buyers.

To learn more tips on selling and to learn more information on the NMLS mortgage CE, enroll in Key Realty School’s real estate training courses.