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Common Mistakes for Sellers in the Winter

Thinking about selling your home this winter? Here are some mistakes you’ll need to avoid.

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Here are three mistakes that I’ve seen sellers make over the years when trying to sell their homes during the winter months:

1. Forgetting about curb appeal. As plants are dying and leaves are falling, it’s easy to forget about the importance of curb appeal and keeping the front of your home looking clean and inviting. Try to always remove the leaves as quickly as possible and keep up with it on a regular basis until they’re all gone. If you have dead plants, cut them back or remove them. I even encourage sellers to bring in some fresh mums or pansies to brighten up their entryway.

Remember that when buyers are driving down the road and pass by your neighbors’ homes and yours is the only one with good curb appeal, it will really make it stand out. Also, try to limit the number of holiday decorations you’re putting out because you want buyers focused on your home and not your decorations.


Try to limit your holiday decorations.


2. Forgetting about the importance of lighting. With less daylight during this time of year, it’s really important to turn on all the lights in the home and in every single room. This will help make a great first impression. Buyers don’t want to buy a dark house.

3. Taking offers personally. Let’s face it—the winter months and the holiday season can be stressful for anyone, even if you’re not considering selling your home. Remember, if you receive a low offer from someone who wants to negotiate, don’t take your stress out on them. Instead, respond appropriately based on what your financial and personal goals are. Don’t let the emotions get the best of you.

I hope these tips are helpful for you. If you have any questions for me in the meantime, don’t hesitate to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you.

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