23 Nov Preparing Whitehorse Yukon Real Estate for sale this winter
With the winter season upon us there are many people that will begin to feel they cannot sell their home now, but this not quite true. Though sales do drop a little in the winter, this doesn’t mean they drop completely. There are still many people looking for Yukon Homes for Sale especially in the winter, and here are some tips on what you can do to prepare Houses for Sale in Whitehorse.
This one is first as it’s probably the most important. When selling your home during the winter you don’t want your home to be completely buried in snow. The exterior is the first thing the potential buyer will see so it’s important it looks its best in the winter.
You will want to remove snow from the roof, as well as around any windows. Show the buyer what the house will look like not covered in snow, and don’t let the snow block the views from the windows.
Most importantly, make sure the driveway and all walkways up to your house are shoveled and de-iced. You don’t want any potential buyers injuring themselves on ice before they even enter your house, or on their way out.
Brighten up the place
The winter season though beautiful, can also be very dark during the day and of course at night with the shorter hours of sunlight. Make sure all lights in the home are turned on, the exterior light is on, and open all curtains, drapes, and blinds. You want the potential buyer to be able to see the whole house.
Keep the house warm
When buyers are viewing Houses for Sale in Whitehorse during the winter, they’re definitely going to want to warm up when coming in from the cold. Make sure the buyer feels warm and comfortable when they enter your home. The warmer they are inside your home, the longer they are going to want to stay. Make sure the heat is on well before they arrive, and if you have a noisy furnace make sure to turn it off while they are there.
Decorate and set them mood
The winter is a very beautiful time of year, and who doesn’t like feeling cozy in your home with the fireplace on, a warm drink, and the snow falling outside?! You’ll want to set the mood for when buyers are viewing your home so they get the same feeling.
Also if you’re selling around Christmas time having a beautifully decorated home can help. When decorating your home make sure the colors you choose for your decorations compliment your home. If your home has warmer colors then you’ll want to choose reds, greens, and golds. If it has a cooler tone then pick blue, silver, and white. Also keep in mind that if you have a smaller living room that your Christmas tree isn’t too large. Space is very important to buyers and you don’t want to make the room seem too much smaller than it is.
These are just a few things you can do to prepare your home for sale this winter. For more information about houses for sale in Whitehorse or if you’re planning to move, contact Felix Robitaille today.