If you are planning to list your home this winter–say between December and February–there is a simple thing you can do to improve your chances of selling it quickly: take photos now!
Often, sellers who put their homes on the market during the winter have a difficult time presenting the exterior of their home (including any views or landscape features) in a way that appeals to buyers. In the grey days of winter it is extremely hard (even for professional photographers!) to take appealing photos that attract the eye of potential buyers.
The easiest solution is for you to simply step outside with your camera and snap a few exterior shots that your Realtor can use to advertise the listing. By taking pictures when the autumn leaves are in full effect, you can give your home a warm, colorful look that will be impossible to get in just a few weeks. Grey skies, flowerless flower beds, and bare trees don’t sell homes!
Holiday Tip: You should also take pictures before you put out any holiday decorations. While wreaths and tree lights look great during the holidays, they can “date” your home and make it difficult for buyers to envision themselves in the home any other time of the year.