Staging Your Alaskan Home During the Winter

There's no doubt about it, winter has arrived here in Alaska! But if you have your sights set on a new home in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Eagle River, Wasilla, Palmer, or North Pole for the new year, don't let that stop you from listing your property now! There are plenty of ways to pique buyer interests during these colder months and with Madden Real Estate on your side, you can count on us to help you make it happen!

Home staging is one smart way to grab a buyer's attention and below are five ways to stage your Alaskan home successfully during the winter:

Boost winter curb appeal
Adding winter decor to the exterior of your Anchorage or Fairbanks home can boost your property's curb appeal, but it should lean on the simple side. Try a holiday wreath or fresh greenery outdoors, make sure all pathways are clear of snow for buyers, and consider adding classic white lights. To go one step further, freshen up your front door with a new coat of paint!

Create an inviting atmosphere
Now that buyers are inside, you'll want to create a warm, inviting atmosphere— which means turning up the heat! At least while buyers are present, you'll want to avoid the urge to turn down the thermostat to save a few bucks on your heating bill. Now is also the time to seal up any noticable drafts around windows or doors. 

Turn on the fireplace
Do you have a fireplace in your Alaskan home? Point it out to buyers! Having a fire lit helps to create that warm, inviting atmosphere we talked about above. Whether it's wood-burning or gas, a cozy fire can help buyers envision entertaining in your home and making family memories.

Add seasonal touches
Scents should always be subtle when selling your Alaska home, but during the winter, you can try notes of evergreen or cinnamon to add warmth and nostalgia. Even seasonal music playing softly when buyers are touring your property—think holiday jazz or classic holiday carols—can help set the overall holiday mood.

Set a holiday table
While you won't want to get carried away with holiday decor indoors when selling your Alaskan home, setting a festive table can go a long way for buyers looking at homes this time of year. Consider placing a seasonal green arrangement on the table or on an island if your kitchen offers one.

Ready to make a move to a new home in 2019? Give Madden Real Estate a call today! We're happy to provide next steps on selling your property in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Eagle River, Wasilla, Palmer, or North Pole!

We also offer a Guaranteed Sales Program— If we don't sell your home, we'll buy it!

Wes Madden, CEO
Madden Real Estate with Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group
(907) 452-3000
Wes@WesMadden.com

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