The good news is that, with so much information available online, selling in mid-Winter might work out the best for you. The inventory of properties for sale is often less in the winter, but Buyers are still looking. There are a number of considerations when listing your home during the winter months in Westchester County, NY. Luckily in the winter months, Sellers will be able to avoid landscaping and other issues outdoors.
Below are some points on making you property SALE ready during the winter.
#1: Accessibility Is Very Important.
Make certain the sidewalk, driveway and any walkways are clear of snow and ice. Don't forget to remove snow and ice from any steps too.
#2: A Warm Home is More Inviting.
A cold home is just that "Cold". Do everything you can to bring a warm and welcoming environment to potential home buyers. Westchester NY can be cold at times and putting your best foot forward is important. It indicates it is not friendly and that affects the buyer's initial response. A warm home ensures their first impression will be a good one. Remember, you only have one chance at a first impression.
#3 A Fire Reflects A Cozy Atmosphere.
Westchester Buyers love walking into an open house where there is a fire going. It lends a sense of comfort and coziness upon entering.
It is important to have a chimney company clean the flue and make certain the fireplace is in working order. Keep the wood and kindling in a neat manner.
#4: Buyers Will Want To See What Is Outside.
Buyers in Westchester County, NY will want to see the outdoor space and get a feel for the property. During the winter months buyers may be less likely to do so, but they will still want to know what's there. If you have a deck, patio, in-ground pool or any other outdoor features that add value, make sure it is visible from inside. If the winter months or snow make an outdoor asset invisible, be certain that your marketing features it. That will give buyers a better picture.
#5: Be Flexible With Real Estate Showings.
If a real estate agent places a lockbox on your home, you never know when a buyer will want to see the property. A last minute appointment is common.