1. Take photos of the house on sunny days before the
clouds take over and the leaves fall from the trees. Sellers want to be
sure to show the full potential and beauty of the home. Reach out to
clients now and suggest they get photos taken of their home in
preparation for cold weather selling.
2. Create a virtual video tour of the home. In areas
where the weather can get be especially stormy, offering potential
buyers the opportunity to first see the home from the comfort of their
own computer is helpful.
3. When hosting an open house, be sure to keep walkways and driveways clear. You don’t want any potential buyers to slip and fall on their way inside the home.
4. Keep the house warm. A warmer inside temperature
will keep potential buyers inside longer. If someone will be in the home
for a while, consider lighting a small fire in the fireplace to further
warm the home and create an inviting space away from the cold.
5. Keep window curtains and blinds open to let in as much light as possible.
6. Create an atmosphere. In cooler months, you have
the option to invite buyers to stay a little longer and enjoy a warm
beverage and winter foods. Take this as an opportunity to really make
them feel at home, and hopefully soon, they will be.
Another advantage of selling homes in
the winter is the warmth and cheer of the holiday season. The holidays
are a time for family, friends and gatherings. Create an environment
that conveys the joy that has been shared in the home so buyers will be
eager to move in and make their own memories. Avoid listing homes the
week of Thanksgiving or the week of Christmas as buyers take that time
off to enjoy the holidays. So, as the weather cools down, remember to
use these tips and heat up your listing presentations.
Author:Marilyn Cortez Phone: 956-587-1633 Dated: December 4th 2014 Views: 263 About Marilyn: Always ahead of the highly competitive RGV real estate market, Marilyn Cortez is a Spanish speaking ...
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Always ahead of the highly competitive RGV real estate market, Marilyn Cortez is a Spanish speaking native of the Rio Grande Valley. Born and raised in Mission, Marilyn is committed to her clients, and is recognized as a Top Agent in the Greater McAllen Real Estate area, and within Keller Williams Realty. Since the start of her Real Estate career in 2007, she has sold over 40 million dollars of real estate. Known by her fellow real estate agents to be hardworking, honest, dedicated and motivated, Marilyn is knowledgeable in all areas of Real Estate and has built her business on results, with more than 70% of her clients being repeat clients.