It is no secret that spring and summer are the prime seasons for selling and buying homes in Colorado, but there’s no rule that says you can’t sell your home in the winter and be really pleased with the outcome. In fact this year the pace of home sales in Colorado hasn’t slowed down much with the start of winter.
While there are typically less buyers looking for homes in the winter months, there are also fewer homes on the Colorado real estate market, so that means that your home will have less competition for the interested buyers that aren’t worried about waiting for the spring or summer.
Plus, while Colorado is known for having snowy winters, we also have plenty of days of sunshine and warm temperatures throughout the fall and winter months. We don’t see the lull in interest due to snowy conditions that other states experience. Sure it may snow, but the sun melts it quickly and since when do we let a little snow stop us from doing anything, let alone buying a house?
If you do want to put your house on the market for sale right away, here are our tips for selling homes in the winter.
- Stage your home with some potted evergreen plants on the porch. A little life is important, even in the winter months. A splash of evergreen at the entry way of a home give is that warm inviting touch and special curb appeal that makes the home stand out from the others on the block. It’s easy to find potted evergreens this time of year at your local home improvement stores and they are fairly inexpensive.
- If it does snow, even a half-inch or less, make sure that the driveway and all the sidewalks are completely shoveled. You never know when that perfect buyer will want to view your home. Keeping the driveway and walkway neatly shoveled not only makes it easier for them to access your home, it also is a sign to the buyers that you care for and maintain your home.
- Use the magic of the holiday season to add ambiance to your home. Tasteful holiday decor paired with a cider on the stove or in the crockpot will create the sights and smells that bring back happy memories to any perspective buyers. This is an easy an inexpensive way to make your home stand out from the rest.
These are just some basic tips for selling your home in the winter. For more ideas and an expert opinion on what your home might sell for please call Housing Helpers real estate at 303-545-6000.