Winter weather gives home sellers in Bastrop an opportunity to really stand out.
While summer is generally known as the peak season for home sales activity, the winter can also offer great advantages for sellers – such as less competition from other Bastrop area home sellers. With a little effort, you can use the season to your home-selling advantage.
Let’s put these ideas to work, so your home shows at its best.
Pay Attention to your outdoor area: Hardy winter plants and grasses can keep your yard looking green all year. Talk to a landscaper to see how you can keep some color in your yard during the drab days of a Bastrop Winter. Stand apart from your neighbor who has brown grass and leafless trees. You want to make the home look well maintained.
Warm it up: Think warm, cozy, and homey. Before a buyer comes through, adjust the thermostat to a warmer temperature to make it welcoming. If you have a fireplace, turning it on right before the tour can create a more welcoming ambience.
Make it festive: Even if you’re not actually going to be present, greet your buyers as if they were going to be guests at a party. Set up the dinner table with the good china and silver. Have a plate of cookies for your guests, some warm cider, or even chilled bottles of water.
Use the season to your advantage: When the holidays are over, you can still use winter wreaths and dried arrangements around the door to spark interest. In the winter, with the leaves off the trees, you might also have a nice view that isn’t as apparent in the spring and summer months. Be sure to show it off.
Taking small steps can reap real rewards when selling your Bastrop home in the wintertime.