Did you know winter is actually one of the best times of the year to sell your home in Nashville? But with the cold and gloomy weather, how can you ensure that your home is showing at its best?
Winter time means less competition in the marketplace, and buyers in Nashville tend to be more serious when purchasing. But even with that leverage, the days on market in winter tends to be longer, so there’s some things you can do to help you sell quickly before that spring rush starts.
#1 Tidy up the entry way
This time of year, the entry ways can become cluttered by a collection of hats, gloves, coats, and boots, so find room in a closet and put them away before showing. If you find yourself short on storage space, click here for a PDF of decorative storage solutions.
#2 Keep the decor simple
If you are someone that loves to keep your holiday lights or your Christmas tree up all year round (no judgment from me!) but you’re going to want to either take down your decorations or, at the very least, minimize them. Some pretty white lights on the outside could actually enhance curb appeal, but, to be honest, it’s gonna be best if you just put the tree away. If you don’t like the sound of that idea, just think. Next year, you can keep your tree up for however long you want in your brand new home.
#3 Capitalize on the cozy
Light a fire, burn some scented candles, and bake some cookies. You really wanna create an environment that screams home and not just house. Use throws and pillows to help you amplify the ambiance.
#4 Light the way
As you know, the sun goes down earlier in Nashville in the winter, so even mid-afternoon showings can end up being dark. Be sure you have a well-lit path to your door and that you have the exterior lights on.
Now, of course, standard showing rules still apply. Declutter, de-personalize, and anything with eyes has got to go, but these little extra touches can help a prospective buyer to imagine themselves living in your house. For other tips and tricks, just reach out to me. I always happy to help!