It is that time of the year again. If your home is on the market I just can not say enough about leaving some lights on if at all possible. Yes we carry flashlights but houses never look inviting in the dark and sometimes they are almost impossible to find. Here are some tips for making your house appealing when the days are shorter and the nights are longer.
1. Leave a front light on or a porch light. You can leave instructions for agents to turn off the light when they leave.
2. If the house is occupied it isn't necessary to leave every light on in the house but leave enough of them on so that we can find lights and turn them on and off as we go.
3. Warm houses are easier to stay inside of for longer periods of time. Buyers tend to linger in well lit houses that are around 70 to 72 degrees inside.
4. Put a rug in the entry way for wet boots and shoes. This will prevent puddles on the floor when there is not place to put wet boots.
5. Shovel the walk . . can not emphasise this enough . . shovel the walk PLEASE.
6. Some holiday decorations can make a home look inviting. Just don't over do it. If the phrase "over do it" is too vague ask your real estate agent to look it over.
Oh and yes people buy houses in the winter too. In fact the spring home buying season starts in January and peeks in April or May depending upon the weather.