Winter is widely known as the slowest season in the real estate industry. The busy holidays, cooler weather and short days often keep home owners in place from December through March. However, it can also be a great time to sell, because, even though you may have fewer buyers during the winter months, you also have less competition from other sellers.
Inside your home, you will also want to keep all rooms well lit. If you are not planning on being home often, keep both inside and outside lights on timers to keep electric bills at bay. Make sure all windows are thoroughly cleaned and curtains and blinds drawn. Try to schedule a showing or open house during peak daylight hours to maximize natural light in your home.
Though there may be fewer prospective buyers during the winter, this does not mean you will not be able to sell your home. Be creative with the way you stage your home and remember to treat everyone who enters as respected guests. You obviously saw potential in the home you are trying to sell, and someone else surely will, too.