Winter months in real estate traditionally slow some. The opportunities to sell you home still exist, but it is essential to stage your home in a way that might make it stand out above the crowd. Here are a few key points to make sure you check off when you go to list your Greater Lafayette, IN home during the winter months!
What is Home Staging?
Let’s start with the basics. Home staging is actually a marketing technique! It is the process of creating an environment within the home for sale that a buyer can see themselves living. A properly staged home provides a good balance between having empty rooms that seem uninviting and overly personalized touches that detour potential buyers from creating a home in it themselves. It’s essential to the home selling process, and we are here to walk you through it!
To begin with, lights are inviting, and quality lighting in the interior of the home is essential during short, winter days. Draw blinds to allow as much natural light in as possible, and make sure those windows are clean as well to insure as much natural light as possible makes its way into your home. Artificial lighting can be a huge help to illuminate dark corners or pockets, so don’t be afraid of it! Just start with as much natural light as possible, and supplement artificial light wherever needed.
Making your home stand out from the get-go can be tough in winter. Now, more than ever, it’s imperative to repair any cosmetic errors such as fresh paint or broken doors. Buyers will notice a home that seems to be well-maintained over another, and keeping the exterior looking sharp is a way to let potential buyers know this home was loved.
Additionally, be sure to clean any gutters, shovel any snow-covered walkways, clear leaves and sticks, or add hearty shrub varieties to the landscape for sharp winter home aesthetics!
Consider a deep clean of your home to elevate the staging process. More light inside means potential buyers can see everything. A home free of pet hair, winter cobwebs, and dust bunnies allows for each person to see the true character of the home without stumbling blocks. Check the trim and baseboards to see if maybe they need a touch of paint to really freshen up the interior look too!
Seasonal Decor and Staging
Lighting inside your home will invite, and warmth will encourage potential buyers to stay. If your home has an operable fireplace- light it up! Turn on the heat, and throw some cozy blankets and pillows on furniture, and you’ll have a cozy home without too much clutter. Other considerations include: winter scents with a candle, plants to bring clarity to the interior air, brighter (but still neutral) colors on those pillows and blankets that complement the decor of your home.
Choose the Right Team
The Romanski Group practices proves processes that will sell your home no matter the time of year. We are happy to help with any of your real estate needs! Contact a Romanski Group agent today to get your home SOLD!
For up-to-date information on YOUR Indiana area neighborhood or a FREE Seller Consultation – call The Romanski Group at (765) 293.9300. Using an experienced team is the way to get your home SOLD! You deserve the BEST Real Estate Team in the Lafayette Indiana area!