Home Selling Tips

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A lot of people find it harder to sell their homes during winter than in summer. Experts though see a lot of advantages when you try to sell your house during the colder months. One, the market’s buying frenzy during the spring is over and sellers have more time to think of the different offers. The competition is also less with fewer homes up for grabs.

Below are some real estate tips if you are planning to sell your home during winter:

Spruce up the Exterior

Just like what you need to do any time of the year, you need to make your house look well-maintained and well taken care of. You cannot do paintwork in winter but you can wash paintwork and your siding with some soapy water. Make sure your windows are also clean and clear.

Decorate the Entryway

You must have a very welcoming entryway so highlight it with some lights, garlands, and other ornaments. You can also place some festive greenery to give your front porch more life and make it more inviting.

Clear all Obstructions

Trim down the bushes, shrubs, and branches and make sure they do not obstruct entrances or walkways. Make sure your walkway has been shoveled and free of ice before showcasing your house. This will also make sure that no untoward incident, like people slipping on your walkway, happens for which you will be liable for.

Light Some Candles

Improve the ambiance indoors by lighting some candles. Some scented candles and some potpourri will tickle the romantic side of prospective buyers. You can also have some soup on the stove or some cookies baking in the oven.

Protect Your Floors

Put some rubber mats by your door so the buyers can clear their boots of snow. You can also buy some comfy slippers from a discount store which you can offer everyone before touring your home.

Tips on How to Take a Good Photo of Your Property

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A picture of your house can seal the deal. A good image on your property listing is very important. Remember that even if you have an amazing house to sell, no one will even open your listing if your photos are not good enough. So how do you take great photos of the real estate property you are trying to sell? Read on for our simple to follow tips:

Make Sure Everything is Neat and Clean

The photos of your property will be the preview of potential buyers. Thus, the impression they will make is very crucial to catch the interest of buyers. You need to clean the outside of your house. Make sure your driveway and lawn look great. Make sure you move your car from the driveway before clicking that camera.

The interior should be free from any clutter, dirty clothes, unfixed beds, and any other eyesore. Polish the furniture and make sure the windows are very clean. Make everything look spacious so you need to re-arrange your furniture if needed. Stage every room properly and you will see immediate results of your listing.

No Pets

Your dogs, rabbits, mice, snakes, dinosaurs, and dragons should not be included in the shot. You do not want them to distract the potential buyers from checking out your home. Be the pets tidy or not, you want the buyers to focus on seeing the best features of your home.

Lighting

The best way to light the room is by opening every curtain or blinds. This way you can avoid uneven lighting and unnecessary shadows.

Take lots of Shots

Go to every area of your home and take as many shots as you want. From there you can pick the best ones that you will feature on your property listing.