Selling your home in the winter time in Minnesota may not seem like the most ideal time, but real estate is not just for the Spring and Summer months.  While the inventory of homes for sale is lower in the winter and buyers are often more serious, there are definite advantages to selling your home in the winter months.  However, it is vital to keep these tips in mind.

  • Pricing your home at the correct price for the market and condition of your home is important no matter what the time of year.
  • Prepare your home for all showings. Make sure the sidewalks are clear of snow and ice, whether your home is vacant or you are still living there keep the heat on, and the shades are open to let light in.
  • Emphasize your home’s positives. Compile a list of features buyers may be thinking of during the winter. Let buyers know how often your road or street is plowed, what type of heat you use and some of the fun wintertime area attractions.
  • Make your home feel warm and inviting. Light a fire in the fireplace, burn candles with a pleasant scent, and decorate your entryway for the season.