Follow these steps to ensure that buyers will want to get out of their car, even on the coldest day to view your home. Make sure the exterior shines in all photos. Don’t let buyers pass over your home without even coming inside.
Let’s face it, most homes sell in the spring and summer - why? Because it is easier. Winter adds a bit of a challenge. Buyers have to visualize the property without snow, they have to take a risk that the summer pictures on the brochure are in fact going to be similar to what the property will actually look like come spring time. If you are thinking of selling your home during the winter season, then your home MUST grab the attention of buyers enough for them to want to get out of their car and come on inside. The photos of your homes exterior have to shine online, so that buyers will even get in their car to come take a look.
Buyers will make up their mind about your home within minutes of looking at your home. Your front yard set buyer’s opinions about your home immediately. Here are a few helpful ways that you can make your home welcome buyers making them want to come into your home to see more.
Make sure the landscaping is attended to. Trim hedges, shovel walkways, maintain your lawn.
Clear your driveway of snow, leaves and ice. Don’t give them any excuse to turn around and go view another home.
Organize your Garage. Declutter and get things off the floor. A clean garage speaks volumes. and signals the buyer on how the rest of the house is maintained. Do not store garbage in your garage. Make you garage feel large. Organize tools and garden equipment in storage bins or hooks. Buyers want to be able to see how large the garage is so make it inviting.
Create a welcoming Front Entry
Freshen up the paint colour, install new outdoor lighting, make sure your exterior house number is visible, and your front porch is clear and in good repair. Make it shine with a new wreath for the season and if there is no snow, add a new welcome mat.
Check your roof shingles, siding and bricks. If these are not properly cared for they can be a real turn off for buyers. Clean out your gutters and downspouts and repair any if necessary. Remember some areas of curb appeal also involve general maintenance.
Your outdoor curb appeal could be the reason buyers want to see further into our home or pass it over to view other homes.