It’s no surprise that, if you’re selling a home in winter, January and February are among the slowest months of the year for home sales in Oakville. After all, the weather isn’t the best for house hunting.
But it’s not like home buyers aren’t out there. 449 homes were sold in Oakville in February, 2021, and 1,127 were sold across Halton Region.
So it pays to do everything you can to make your home more attractive to all those potential buyers
Ideas for Selling a Home in Winter
Of course, it always makes sense to use the standard home selling tips, like staging your home. But the following pointers can help you sell your house faster and for a higher price during the winter months.
Keep Outside Clear of Snow
Curb appeal is a big factor in selling a home in winter as much as any time of year. In addition to keeping the exterior of your home neat and tidy, make sure you keep sidewalks, driveways and walkways clear of snow and ice. Doing so will also keep your property safer for visiting buyers.
Make it Warm Inside
Yes, it’s important to conserve energy and keep your thermostat in check. But, if there’s a chill in the air, it can cool a buyer’s motivation to place an offer.
Serve Seasonal Treats & Refreshments
Hot cocoa can take the edge off a cold day. And if you want to show a little extra care, try a delicious hot soup served in small cups on the coldest days of showings.
Light it Up
Shorter winter days mean you’re more likely to show your home when it’s dark outside. So make sure inside and outside are well lit. Even during the day, which can be darker in winter, open windows wide and turn on lights in dark areas of the house.
One of the best ways to get your home noticed whenever you’re selling it is to find a real estate agent who knows your community and how to make your home stand out. Invidiata has been selling homes in Oakville and surrounding areas for almost 40 years.
If you want to buy a home, check out our article “An Oakville Real Estate Agent’s Advice For Buying And Investing In Oakville Real Estate”.