How to Make Your House Warm and Homey in Winter
It's easier to tap on the beauty of nature during summer. But when you are selling your house in winter time, you would have to stick to another strategy. There's no way you can make your house look warm from the outside. The most you can do is to get rid of the ice in walkways, driveway and edges of the property. The whole area of the property should be de-iced for the viewing. This will not only diminish the cold look of the property but it would also be safer as well.
What's more important though is that the house should look solid from the outside. It should exude an aura of being weather proof so potential buyers would feel safe and protected. Of course, you should not forget to check the perimeter of the property. It's always important that trees, shrubberies and grass are well trimmed and maintained. The house should not have chipped paint either. The interiors should be warm and comfortably heated. But it's very important that you clean and organize the house first before entertaining potential buyers. Get rid of the obvious clutter and of any furniture or item that would ruin the look of the house. Keep personal items as well. You could decorate for the season too. Just keep it neutral as potential buyers could come from different beliefs. If you need to repaint, use neutral colors too. To keep your house homey, make sure that you have a spot for coats, hats and gloves at the entrance. You could also prepare new clean comfortable slippers for the guests. Offer them hot drinks and nibbles even. This would encourage them to stay and really give you home a chance.