Showing a home in winter
If your home is on the market, there is a good the chance of wintery weather.
Buyers, who are serious, may have a limited time and will want to see properties no matter what the weather.
If access to your home is NOT safe, then do not allow showings.
Make sure your insurance is up to date.
If there is snow, keep up with clearing the path from the car to the home’s entrance.
Keep salt or sand nearby.
Have shoe coverings available for visitors.
Make sure buyers are accompanied.
Curb appeal is important. Make sure the house numbers are visible and prominent, the mailbox is new or freshly painted and the entry doors are immaculate. If not replace all three. Since many sellers do not use their main entrance, have them take a look as though they were the potential buyer.
Take a picture of the front of the house and the entryway.
Show the picture to your Realtor® and ask for suggestions to enhance the appearance.
Does it need a pop of color? Does it need repair?
Is it clean, pretty and inviting?
Keep the temperature, inside, comfortable for yourself. If vacant make sure there is someone, like your agent, who can adjust the temp to 68 degrees prior to all showings. There are programmable thermostats that can be controlled by smartphones. Good idea to install one. Set the thermostat no lower than 55 degrees, you do NOT want to risk the possibility of frozen pipes.
Walking into a cold house is a real NoNo... not at all warm and inviting.
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