Fall is here and winter is approaching...with that in mind temperatures are dropping. Last week in Pullman Washington we had unusually cold weather. Temperatures dropped from our usual 30 to 40 night time temps to nearly 10 degrees! Fortunately, things have warmed back up, but with that in mind it is time to think about how your home "shows" during the fall and winter months.
For those of you home owners who are living in your home while your home is on the market, please make sure to leave those interior lights on and furnace up for showings. If you should have a fireplace, a fire in the fireplace is a great selling point!
A well lit home is a great marketing tool too! You might want to consider some lights a long your walk way. And think of how many people pass by your home on their way home from work. Your home beaming with lights provides a welcome beacon that makes that buyer want to come in and see your lovely home first hand.
And if you do find yourself having to move on to your new location, leaving your home vacant during the fall and winter months, one of the very most important thing you can do is leave your thermostat up! A cold and dark home just doesn't have that warm inviting feeling that allows a buyer to see themselves in their new home. Leaving your heat at merely 50 plus may protect your pipes from freezing weather, but it doesn't provide that warm comfy feeling your buyers are looking for! So, turn up the heat! Your buyers and you, the seller, could very well be glad you did!
About the Author: The above piece was provided as a community service by Lori Cofer, a local Pullman WA Real Estate Agent. Lori can be reached via email at email@example.com or by phone at 509-330-0086. Lori is happy to assist you in all your Pullman real estate and Moscow Real Estate needs. Lori is "Your Pullman WA Real Estate Connection