5 Winter Home Staging Tips
- By Tori Toth
Winter can be a tricky time of year when it comes to selling your home. From shoveling snow to leaving a place for prospective buyers to take off slushy boots, watch as home staging expert Tori Toth shares five tips to help show your home in winter.
TORI: Winter is often considered the slow season in real estate, but sellers can try and take advantage of this time by thoroughly preparing their home for sale in a market that’s typically less competitive.
TORI: Hi Tori here with toritoth.com the place to be to create a home buyers or anyone for that matter will find irresistible. Apply these five home staging tips if you plan on selling a home in winter.
TORI: 1. Curb the snow: The first tip to get your home show ready starts at the curb. All driveways and walkways around your home should be shoveled and de-iced. This way it’s easy for buyers to access and walk into your home for a showing.
TORI: 2. Put some plants and seasonal decor by the front door: Think about ways you can add a little life in your walkway and entryway. Use a variety of evergreens, spruces or winterberries by adding potted plants on your porch. Also try using a cheerful paint color on your front door and a decorative winter wreath to entice buyers into the home.
TORI: 3. Set the right temperature: No one likes hanging out in a chilly house, so you may want to consider raising the temperature to 70 degrees Fahrenheit or higher in your home. This can help buyers forget about the cold weather outside and focus on your home. The toasty feel may also help keep buyers lingering in the home longer providing enough time for them to potentially fall in love with the space. Remember to have a few hooks or extra space in the front closet for those who want to take off their jackets and shoes while touring your house, we want buyers to feel comfortable, especially when they walk into the home.
TORI: 4. Let the light in: Keep windows clean, drapes and shades open. Use light-colored, but textured curtains, like off-white velvet. And you may want to make sure when showing you have all your lights on regardless of day or night.
TORI: 5. Create cozy spaces: A feeling of coziness in your home may help relax buyers, so you may want to consider turning on the fireplace. Keep winter in mind when accessorizing the space, use birch, evergreens, twigs and winterberries to help bring nature in. Bring in metallic finishes like gold and silver. Also, don’t forget to drape some throws and furry pillows in the cozy areas around your home.
TORI: Consider trying out these tips today and your house may be sold come spring so you’re ready for a brand new beginning.