If you’re putting your house on the market in the winter, there are a few things you should consider in order to show your home at its best! It gets dark much earlier. So for people seeing your house after work, this means they could walk into a dark home! Therefore, keep some lamps and lights on to make your house feel homey upon arrival. Leave your front and back porch lights on too. This leads me to tripping hazards outside. Because it’s darker outside, get rid of anything that may hinder the potential buyers that are walking outside. In addition to leaving outdoor lights on, take some time to fill out any cracks in sidewalks or patios before your home hits the market.
Winter time also means cooler temps, so do your homework! Check out the weather channel before you leave for work. Is it supposed to get cooler?? If so, set the heat at a comfortable temperature so the buyers are welcomed and comfortable rather than rushed out by a cold dark house!
Last but not least…winter also means Christmas! I know we all love Christmas decorations, but when your house is on the market- keep the decorations at a minimum. You don’t want your house to seem “smaller” because of the decorations. You also don’t want the buyers distracted by the decorations…you want them admiring your home- not your life-size Santa in the entry hall! When it doubt, keep it simple! Those are some winter tips for the real estate market…for a happier house hunting holiday season!
The Holiday season is in full swing…are you hosting a holiday party and want to give your dining room a fresh feel? Here is one thing you can do to make a big impact!
Bring height to your room with just one improvement…crown molding. Try installing crown molding before you repaint the room or before you structurally raise the ceiling. The crown molding will give the perception of higher ceilings and fresher feel!
The before and after will show amazing results. This is a great investment for any home…for resale purposes and also for homeowners enjoyment!
Daylight Savings can be hard for us to adjust to, especially for mothers! Technically, we are supposed to gain an extra hour of sleep. But, kids don’t understand that! Here are a few tricks that can help make the time change transition easier for you and your family….
1. Act like nothing has changed! Just continue meals, naps and bedtime at usual times. They will adjust in no time. Children have no concept of the time on the clock, they only know what is going on. Dinner time, bed time, etc. So, keep the well oiled machine going and they will follow suit!
2. If that doesn’t work, and you and the kids…just move back their bedtime in 15 minute increments each day until you get to 7:30 (or desired bedtime.)
3. If they continue to wake up too early. Try a clock that turns green when it’s okay for them to get out of bed. This way, they won’t rely on the sunshine, as we know rises earlier! The “okay to wake” clock is a reliable way to let your children know when it is time to wake!
Do you have any Daylight Savings Time tricks? Comment or message me with your feedback! Happy Daylight Savings Day!
That was a nail biter of a game. I am proud to be a fan of the Houston Astros, and I came across these fun facts that I just had to share…