Tips for Showing Your Martha’s Vineyard Home in the Winter

Jen Hawkins O'Hanlon, REALTOR®


Did you know that Winter is actually one of the BEST times to sell your Martha’s Vineyard property?  But, where to start?
Wintertime means less competition in the marketplace and buyers tend to be more serious about purchasing, so take advantage of that and list your home now! However, even with this leverage, there are still some things that will help you sell quickly, before the Spring rush starts.

  1. Keep the decor simple. If you’re a Holiday fanatic, make sure your decorations are packed away, or at least minimized. Some pretty white lights outside can enhance curb appeal, but make sure that Christmas tree is long gone!
  2. Capitalize on the Cozy. Light a fire, bake some cookies. Create an environment that scream “HOME” and not just “house”.
  3. Light the Way! The sun goes down earlier in the winter, so even mid-afternoon showings can be dark. Be sure you have a well-lit path to the door and that you have lit up the exterior to make the house look appealing.
Of course standard showing rules still apply – declutter and depersonalize – but these little extra touches can help a prospective buyer to imagine themselves living in your house.
For other tips and tricks, be sure to contact me AND check my WINTER 2020 SELLERS GUIDE.  I always set my clients up for success!


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