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Sell Your North Fork Home This Winter

Just because the weather is keeping more people indoors, doesn’t mean that they aren’t still looking — the really serious ones are.

As the snow falls and the temperature continues to drop, you might see a decrease in the number of showings for your Southold home. Don’t get downhearted.  Just because the weather is keeping more people indoors, doesn’t mean that they aren’t still looking — the really serious ones are.  There are usually fewer properties on the market this time of year, so this is when you need to make your online presence perfect and make every showing count.

Below are success tips sellers use to warm up their homes and draw buyers in.

  • Show your house in different seasons. In your online listing, make sure your real estate agent includes photographs of your house in different seasons, especially if you have a fantastic spring garden or beautiful fall trees.
  • Shovel the sidewalk. While this might seem like a no-brainer, it can be hard for working owners to find the time to keep their yard in order. However, make the effort because buyers don’t want to climb over snow mounds to get to your door.
  • Turn on the lights. You want your Southold home for sale to look bright and cheery now that daylight hours are shorter. During the day, open up all the blinds to get as much natural light in as possible, and in the evening, turn on all the lights to give your home a happy glow from the street.
  • Heat it up. Greet potential buyers with a warm welcome. Turn up the thermostat and light the fireplaces. You want them to feel cozy and not get the slightest sense of a winter draft within your walls.

Winter might just be the perfect time to close the deal, so put in the extra effort to make your house cozy. You’ll snag the right buyer and have a sold sign up before spring.

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