Written by Hans Brings

If you’re planning on selling your home this winter, you may have to put in some extra work. Between the cold weather, snow, and post holiday blues, a little bit of elbow grease can go a long way. Here are some ways to keep your property in shape for when you show your home this winter.

Clean windows

Your windows can become especially dirty during the winter months. Snow and mud are not a good mix when it comes to keeping things clean. Making sure all of your windows are clean and streak free can also make your home appear brighter. On those overcast winter days, your clean windows can help make your home shine inside and out.

Clear walkways

This is a must if you are going to be showing your home. Make sure walkways are clear of snow, ice and other debris. You also want to make sure you salt any potential danger areas. You don’t want potential buyers having to maneuver their way through mounds of snow or slipping before they even make it inside your home.

Add some life

Unfortunately, there aren’t any plants blooming in the winter. What you can do is temporarily put out some potted winter flowers to breathe some life into your otherwise dead yard. If your potential buyers aren’t thrilled about seeing a home in the dead of winter, this may brighten their mood.
Paint the front door

Has your front door taken a beating this winter? Well, the good news is you can apply paint year round! Try applying a new coat to cover chips or try a new color to give your home a new look. Front doors that really “pop” are a growing trend among homeowners today.

Clean your roof

Ensure that your roof is clear of ice, snow and other debris. Serious homebuyers will notice this because it can lead to ice dams, which can cause serious damage. If you’re not taking the time to take care of this, potential buyers may wonder if there are other maintenance issues you aren’t addressing.

If you’re planning on showing and selling your home this winter, you must be wiling to put in the extra effort. Anything that you can do to make your home more presentable to your potential buyers will pay off in the end. Good luck!

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