Winter may be a slow selling season in most parts of the county, but in our mountain home, this is a vibrant and exciting time. Visitors who enjoy the wonderful winter sports Breckenridge has to offer pour into town, and often they take time off the mountain to check out what’s on the market. Although winter has its challenges for sellers, there are things you can do that will keep your home buyer-ready throughout the winter months.
Showcase the year-round beauty of your home.
The pristine blanket of snow is a huge appeal for some buyers, but it helps if they can picture your home during other seasons. If you have pictures of your landscaping or flower gardens at their best, create a photo album that interested buyers can look at when they visit.
A warm and inviting home takes away the winter chill.
Set your thermostat to a comfortable temperature and shovel the drive and entryway. Turn on the lights and open the shades to make your home shine. It’s a nice touch to make your family spaces as warm and inviting as possible. Toss a soft throw over the back of the sofa, stack plenty of wood by the fireplace and the set out the makings of hot cocoa in the kitchen.
Take advantage of the holiday season.
Beautiful holiday decorations make your home joyful—but don’t overdo it. Twinkling lights or bowls of oranges will welcome buyers and lift spirits. A spirited doormat is a fun way to welcome people.
Use smaller inventory to your advantage.
There are often fewer houses on the market during the winter. Special features aren’t always easy for buyers to notice on their own, but during a showing of your home, your agent is ready to point out everything that makes it special, and that can be the difference between a winter sale and a winter slump.
For more tips and information on selling your property visit our website at www.BreckenridgeAssociates.com.