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How to Prep Your Home for a Winter Open House

Contrary to popular belief, the winter season can be the perfect time to sell your house. With less competition and motivated buyers, the holidays provide a unique opportunity to position your home in its best light. Get your home under contract quickly with these winter open house tips.

Tidy up decorations

With Thanksgiving out of the way, it is finally time to add some seasonal cheer to your home. Make sure to keep all interior and exterior holiday decorations simple and tidy if you are preparing for a winter open house. As much as we all need that extra boost serotonin this year, keeping your seasonal decor modest will allow potential buyers to better picture themselves in your home.

Clear the clutter

If you haven’t put your knickknacks or holiday gifts away yet, now’s the time. Prospective buyers should be able to focus on your home instead of the collection of things crowding it. Provide them nice open spaces to freely move about and imagine their belongings in the home.

Turn up the heat

“Warm and cozy” is more than a popular listing description during this chilly season. Bring the temperature up in your home slightly during your winter open house to keep potential buyers comfortable. If they find themselves too cold in your home, they won’t want to stay long.

Plan for winter apparel

Be it jackets or boots, take extra steps to prepare your entryway for the outerwear prospective buyers will bring with them. Curate a designated spot for these items so that guests feel welcome and keep your home cleaner during the winter open house.


Interested in getting the selling process started this holiday season? Our dedicated real estate professionals are here to guide you every step the way and get your home sold this winter.

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