Selling your home in the winter can be a tricky proposition. Normally, a buyer makes a decision on whether to pull the trigger on a home within a few minutes of wandering around the property. That means making a first impression is key — something snow and ice can complicate greatly. Below, the Overhead Door Company of Omaha has put together a few tips on how to keep your home looking amazing regardless of weather conditions.
Clear Your Driveway
Easy, right? Yet you would be surprised how many people forget this step. Potential buyers will always be curious about the state of your driveway. Does it have cracks? Is it even? Is it sinking? If you have any of the aforementioned problems, you need to fix those first. Additionally, add a coat of water-repellent sealant to make it easy to clean.
Showing them that you have nothing to hide from the onset will go a long way into making them think the rest of your home, even the parts they can’t see, are in good shape. Also, it makes it safer on the walk up to your home. How well do you think someone will view your home if they just fell on their butt before coming in?
Care For Your Gutters
Another small thing you can do that shows potential buyers you care about the details. Overflowing gutters cause leaves to spew out onto your lawn and create a constant battle to keep things clean. Furthermore, make sure your gutters are draining properly. Water pooling can quickly freeze over and become another hazardous spot on your driveway.
Subtle Holiday Decorations
The keyword is subtle. That means no giant inflatables, projectors, or light-up Santas. Simple, clean decorations can accent the frame of your home and draw the eye to where you want it.
Organize Your Garage
A neatly organized and de-cluttered garage signals to the buyer how the rest of your home has been maintained. Organizing your garage with shelves, and an organized system of stacking boxes can help your garage look larger. Sweep the floor of litter; remove oil, grease, and paint marks if necessary. Organize your tools and equipment with wall storage hooks and tool cabinets to help conceal unsightly yard tools. If you have an excessive amount of garden and yard tools consider a small outdoor yard shed where tools can be stored. Buyers want to be able to see how large your garage is, so make it inviting.
Do you know what else adds some serious curb appeal to your home? A new garage door, of course! Call the Overhead Door Company of Omaha to schedule your free consultation today!