Winter Home Staging Tips That Promote Safety and Sales

December 31, 2021

Winter Home Staging Tips That Promote Safety and Sales


Winter is one of the least popular times of the year to sell a home, but buyers in the market during this time are typically more serious about purchasing a property. If you are motivated to list your home during the winter months, make your property appear as attractive as possible so you can get the best price from a buyer.

From clearing a safe pathway to an entrance to making sure the home is a comfortable temperature, safety should be kept in mind.  Take some time this weekend to study up on these winter home staging tips:

Let the Light In
Wintertime can be dreary and gray, so make sure to let natural light in during a showing. Allowing light to flood into a property can have a major impact on a buyer’s first impressions. Also, turn any closet or basement lights on where it’s difficult for sunlight to reach and turn off television screens, as those will just distract from the natural warmth inside the home.

Turn Up the Heat
Literal warmth is vital, as well. If buyers walk into a home and it’s even slightly chilly, it only gives them reason to leave quickly. Having an extra toasty home will give buyers reason to linger before heading back out into the cold, so make sure to turn the thermostat up a couple degrees.

Clear Your Walkways
There’s no more important home staging task than ensuring potential homebuyers are safe. If it has recently snowed in your area, be sure you shovel your walkways or, at the very least, clear a safe path to the entrance. Also, if there is ice on the ground, make sure that salt is put down. 

Aside from these tips, follow your regular protocol staging your home. If it’s before the holidays when you are looking to list your home, don’t be afraid to embrace the holidays! At the end of the day, though, ensure a safe and welcoming environment for all potential buyers.


For more information, contact Mike Kogler today!

Call or text Mike at (302) 236-7648


Michael Kogler, REALTOR

Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. | Christies International Real Estate
Delaware Coastal Properties Division
37156 Rehoboth Ave., Ext.
Rehoboth Beach, DE. 19971
Cell: (302) 236-7648
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