Laura McCarthySelling a homewinter home sellingwinter selling January 12, 2023

Winter Home Selling Checklist

Selling a home in Winter isn’t the same as selling in Spring. You can’t just plant some new flowers or open the windows to let in a refreshing breeze and the sounds of chirping birds. 


But, there are several things you can do to make your home warm and welcoming in the colder months.


Here is a checklist:

Make It Inviting

  • Pull up all the blinds and open the curtains wide to let in sunshine.
  • Check all lightbulbs. Replace as needed.
  • Take down personal photos and items. “Allow homebuyers to imagine themselves in your home,” says Laura McCarthy, Sales Associate at ERA Justin Realty.
  • Fix anything broken.
  • Give rooms a clear purpose. “This could mean rearranging furniture. Invest in professional staging if necessary,” says Jennifer Darby Metzger, Broker/Owner at ERA Justin.


Show You Care

  • Clean baseboards and vents thoroughly.
  • Vacuum, mop, and sweep floors.
  • Declutter everywhere. “A clear countertop goes a long way,” says McCarthy.
  • Organize cabinets & closets
  • Touch up any scuffs on the wall using paint or a Magic Eraser sponge.


Boost Curb Appeal

  • Powerwash outdoor surfaces.
  • Clean the windows inside & out.
  • Tidy up the landscaping. 
  • Sweep patios, decks & walkways.
  • Freshen up your entry with a new welcome mat.

Bottom Line

This list will get you started but a professional real estate expert will help you close the deal. Give Laura McCarthy or any of our agents a call at (201) 939-7500.