- Keep your house well lit– Since winter consists of short and cloudy days, pay attention to how well your house is lit. For a showing, make sure all the bulbs are working and turn a light on in every room. Keep the lights on in the front of your house to create a welcoming look for people driving passed.
- Maintain the outdoors– It is important to provide buyers with a safe and convenient place to park. Shovel a parking space, clear the sidewalk, and keep walking areas salted to be sure that they have easy access from their vehicle to your doorstep.
- Don’t over decorate– Use white lights to decorate trees and bushes rather then big colorful bulbs and inflatable figurines in the front yard. Place holiday decorations around the house to create a happy and comforting look but don’t be excessive.
- Adjust your thermostat– Buyers are likely to keep their coats on as they walk through your home. Keep the temperature at a comfortable 65 degrees to avoid roasting them.
- Organize your outdoor clothing– Avoid stuffing your closet full of winter coats and creating a mound of gloves and scarves. Hang coats that are worn most often in the closet, move the rest to a spare bedroom’s closet or storage bin. Place a storage container in the bottom of the closet or a decorative chest/basket at the door for gloves and scarves.