2018 is underway and while markets in some parts of the country are showing signs of slowing, the Kelowna real estate MLS is still humming along. We are always looking for housing inventory and tend to have more buyers than sellers! If you’re thinking of selling your home, then let us help you make 2018 the year to move.
There’s a common misconception that you need to put your dreams of moving on hold until the spring, but winter can be equally as great a time to sell your home. We’ve put together a few tips to get you prepared to get your home listed for sale over the winter during 2018.
How can you prepare your house for sale in a Kelowna winter?
Here’s a quick list to get you thinking about what you can do to make your home sell during a deep freeze.
Clear the way for potential home buyers
Make it easy for potential buyers to get to you by ensuring driveways, walkways and entrances are clear of ice and snow. Make an effort to keep the snow at bay by getting out with a shovel and ice melt before the snow turns to ice.
Light the way
The sun goes down early in the winter giving the perception that things are dreary. Turn on all the lights before you have buyers come through and make sure that all of your pathways and entrances are well lit. It never hurts to turn on a few candles with this weather to make the home feel cozy.
Warm it up
If you have a fireplace then turning it on before your home is shown to buyers will up the cozy factor. Make sure that your home is warm and comfortable before buyers arrive so that they aren’t interrupted by loud venting and furnaces while looking around.
Turn down the winter clutter
Winter brings out all the extras; extra snow equals extra clothing for every member in your home. Your job is to make sure you have a place to stow all that extra clutter when your home is being shown to a potential buyer and their agent.
These are just a few extra tips in order to keep your home in selling shape over the winter time in Kelowna. If you are considering listing your home on the MLS then reach out to us today for a free home evaluation and even more tips on how to get your home ready for sale.
Content Marketing by EstateVue