There are a lot of things to consider when you decide to sell your Brighton-Thornton home. Staging is definitely an important aspect of attracting buyers to your home. You want to make a great first impression and give buyers a chance to see the full potential of your home. In the winter there are certain things you will want to be more mindful of when staging your home. A good real estate agent will be able to give you more specific tips and advice for your home. But here are my top 5 tips for staging your Brighton-Thornton Home in the winter.

1. Snow & Ice and Your Brighton-Thornton Home

Staging Your Brighton-Thornton Home in the Winter

If buyers are coming to see your home in the winter it’s highly likely there will be snow and ice on the ground. Make sure your driveway and paths are plowed and cleaned off. If you have a deck or patio it’s a good idea to clear those off as well. Be sure to ice these areas as well so that no one has an accident! It’s a good idea to keep a mat by the door inside and outside to catch as much dirt and snow from shoes as possible. If there’s so much snow that it will fall off your roof and in front of windows you will need to clear that too. Which brings me to me to the next point…

2. Lights!

Natural daylight can be scarce during the winter so take advantage of the little light we do get. Make sure your windows are cleared of snow and keep curtains and blinds open so you can capture the natural light. Light is very important when staging your Brighton-Thornton Home in the winter. If your home is being shown while it’s already dark out make sure the lights are lit. Perhaps invest in brighter light bulbs during this time. Keep your lights on, even while you’re gone, or get some timers for your lights so that they automatically turn on when it gets dark. Buyers will sometimes drive past homes just to have a quick look and a brightly lit home always looks inviting!

3. Keep the heat on in the Winter

Staging Your Brighton-Thornton Home in the Winter

It can be tempting to turn off the heating and save some money while you’re not in your home. But it’s important for a buyer to feel warm and comfortable in your home. If they want to leave after 5 minutes because it’s too cold you’re unlikely to sell your Brighton-Thornton home. If you have a fireplace, make sure it’s cleaned and consider lighting it before a showing. It’s a great way of showing off this feature in your home!

4. Holiday Decorations

Staging Your Brighton-Thornton Home in the Winter

If you are selling your Brighton-Thornton home during the holiday season you should certainly decorate. But try not to go overboard and don’t cover up an important or key features of your home. You want buyers to see your home, not just your holiday decor! But a wreath and some lights are never a bad idea.

5. Don’t overdo the smells

Scents can be fun to use when staging your Brighton-Thornton Home in the winter. But some sellers are tempted to go crazy with the air freshener or scented candles so I would caution against it. It’s important that your home smells good but keep it subtle and natural. You can certainly go with a seasonally appropriate scent like cinnamon, pine or apple cider but keep it toned down. Don’t overdo it with the chemical scented sprays!

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I hope this article has shown you that I am a knowledgeable and very honest real estate agent who wants to help buyers and sellers. I want to provide my clients with interesting and up-to-date information so they can make informed decisions. If you think that my expertise and positive attitude might be of service to you don’t hesitate to reach out and contact me!

Christina Kern
Associate Broker
Residential Home Specialist & Global Luxury Specialist
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage North Metro Office
(303) 915-0809
ckernsells@gmail.com