How to prepare your home for a winter open house

How to prepare your home for a winter open house

How to prepare your home for a winter open house

The winter season can be a great time to sell your house, but while your competition is reduced, success during this time can still depend on a successful open house. To help make your open house as effective as possible, follow these tips.

  • Take down your decorations. The holidays are over, but if you’re the type that likes to leave the decorations up for a time, taking them down before your open house is a good idea. Prospective buyers may not celebrate the same holidays as you and you don’t want to alienate them.
  • Clear the clutter. If you haven’t put those holiday gifts away yet, now’s the time. Prospective buyers should be able to focus on your home instead of the collection of things crowding it. Give them nice open spaces to move about and they’ll be appreciative.
  • Turn up the heat. Warm and cozy is more than a catch phrase during the winter. Bring the temperature up in your home slightly during your open house to keep your guests comfortable. If they are too cold in your home, they aren’t apt to stay long.
  • Plan for winter apparel. Be it jackets or boots, take extra steps to prepare your entryway for the added material your buyers will bring with them. A designated spot to place these items can make guests feel welcome and keep your home cleaner during the showing and beyond.
MICHAEL KALINOVSKI

Michael began his journey into real estate with a simple focus, to maximise value in every transaction. Value in price, value in service. Michael’s commitment is a formula for superior results. His comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the St. George property market has been amassed over a number of years of practical experience. Adopting a creative, innovative and cutting-edge approach to his sales and marketing programs, Michael considers all possible options and opportunities to gain the most effective results. On a personal note, Michael has called Rockdale "home" all his life. As a leading agent in the area, Michael’s friendly and approachable manner will help guide you through the sales process and his expertise will guarantee the highest price for your property. Together with the market leaders at CENTURY 21 Bayview, Michael would be pleased to assist you with all of your real estate needs.

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