February 3rd, 2016 7:39 PM by NE TEXAS REALTY GROUP
SHERRY DICKSON & ASSOCIATES TEAM
For most, Feburary is about Valentine's Day. I see this month as the true start of the year for Paris. From winter home sales, to redecorating on the cheap, I've got great ideas for getting back into the swing of things and starting your year off right.
If you find yourself selling your home at the tail end of winter, the best way to make your Open House a success is to think about ways to make your home a cozy safe haven for potential buyers. First, you want visitors to have a clear path to your home. This seems like a no-brainer, but with the stress of preparing for an Open House, it’s easy to overlook the simplest things. Make sure you keep snow and ice in check and have a safe walkway from the street through to your doorstep. If you have a deck or patio in your backyard, make sure there’s a clear and safe place to stand. (Last month, I talked about ways to remove snow and ice. Email me if you want a copy of that article.) For maximum curb appeal, you’ll want to stage a winter garden. This doesn’t mean bringing the zest of summer into the still of winter, but you’ll want to place seasonally appropriate plants in weather-proof urns. Some ideas include ferns, shrubbery, and other evergreens. Doing this brings life and color to the outside of your home. Setting your thermostat a couple of degrees warmer than usual inspires a cozy feeling. Reinforce this by using plush throws on your sofa, chairs and beds. If you have a fireplace, light it. Make your guests feel even more at home with baked goods available for them. Think about providing warm cookies, hot cocoa or coffee, and bottled water. Plus, these goodies give your home a pleasant smell that most people enjoy. Last, avoid stress. I know first-hand that selling your home in an “off” season can feel discouraging, but it’s not impossible. Think of the positives: you’ll have less competition and have to keep up with less yardwork! Remember, if you need a selling agent, SHERRY DICKSON TEAM / Harold Carter Realtors will give your listing the marketing boost it needs to sell quickly and for a great price. Contact me at email@example.com or call me at (903) 361-2733 for free information.
SHERRY DICKSON & ASSOCIATES TEAMSHERRY DICKSON TEAM / Harold Carter Realtors (903) 361-2733
Be sure to check out my upcoming open houses. Hope to see you there.
If you want to redecorate, but new furniture isn’t an investment you to make just yet, you can use your imagination along with a few inexpensive techniques for a refreshed look room to room.Small changes:
With these affordable ideas, you’ll be able to change the look of any room when the mood strikes. If you need tips on staging for an Open House, call me at (903) 361-2733 for advice.
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