Don’t Ignore These Tasks When Selling In Colorado’s Winter Market

Joan Shaffer February 23, 2017 Home Improvement Homeowners Sellers Selling

What winter lacks in quantity of potential buyers, it makes up for in quality, because most people looking for a home right now are serious buyers. However, you may be wondering if it is still possible to generate the kind of “curb appeal” that beckons buyers inside for a closer look, even though the grass is dead, the flowers are non-existent, and you’ve got a frozen mountain of snow on both sides of your driveway? The answer is a resounding “yes!”

Here are just a few highly effective recommendations to insure that a home on the market in the winter can attract the right kind of attention:

  • Do an exceptional job of clearing snow and ice from your driveway, porch and walkway. Be meticulous.
  • Frequently sweep the front porch of leaves, debris and dirt.
  • Add greenery to the front porch with an evergreen container. (Check with any local garden center.)
  • Consider an attractive winter wreath on the front door.
  • A beautiful, large container will add pizazz to your front porch. (Add some fake greenery or evergreen if you like.)
  • Splurge a little on a beautiful front mat.
  • Clean up the front door, paying attention to the corners where dirt gathers.
  • Store the portable basketball hoop and stand.
  • Replace all burned out exterior light bulbs.
  • Keep outdoor lights on in the evening.
  • Check all screens for holes or tears.
  • Keep all cars and bikes in the garage.
  • Keep the garage door closed.
  • Are your outdoor light fixtures out of date? Are they broken? You don’t have to spend a lot to replace fixtures with something more attractive, but the effect will be dramatic.

Many sellers will ignore the importance of “curb appeal” during the winter months, providing a great opportunity for smart sellers to increase their competitive edge. For more tips on how to make your home stand out from the competition, let’s talk.

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