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Carmel, IN – Selling Your Home in Winter

home for saleWinter isn’t traditionally known as the best time to sell your Carmel, IN home, it falls a distant third to the spring and fall selling seasons. But, surprisingly, a recent study has found that homes listed between December and March sell faster than homes listed in other months, and for more money! Of course the market is known to change, but, this has been the case in recent years. Out of all of the months, February has shown to be the best month to list your home. Carmel, IN home-buyers in January and February are motivated. They are looking in the winter because the need to move, not just browsing for fun. If you have been waiting for the spring market to list your home there is no reason to delay. The home-buyers are out there and are motivated to buy.

Don’t rush out to make any major renovations to your home prior to listing it, you likely won’t get your money back. Some small scale weekend jobs can help spruce up your home and have it ready for those anxious buyers. Here is a list of some easy weekend jobs you can accomplish for little money.

Front porch. Repainting your front doors is one of the most important revamp jobs you can do. A fresh coat of color, or a whole new door, will boost your home’s curb appeal. Complete the look with a new address plate, light fixtures and a welcome mat.

Hardware. Pick up bulk packs of drawer knobs and door handles and replace worn, rusted ones, or updated from the dated gold knobs to silver or bronze. It’s a quick job that will lend a nice impact to your home.

Paint with neutrals. Add a coat of light, bright, and neutral paint to as many rooms as you can. The neutral tones allow your Carmel, IN home-buyers to imagine themselves in your space better.

Stage. Stage your home with less furniture and minimal personal touches. Remove your personal photos and memorabilia and ensure that all closets and cabinets are organized. A good rule of thumb is to remove half of what is in all of your closets. Pack it up and store it away. This is one of the most important steps in preparing to sell your Carmel, IN home, and best of all – it’s free!

When you are ready to sell your Carmel, IN home look to an experienced Carmel, IN real estate agent. We are committed to providing you with the highest quality service. We hope to speak with you soon!

Rodney & Amanda Heard
Heard Real Estate Team

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