Though the majority of snowfall is meant to hit our southern neighbours, Burlington, Hamilton and Waterdown did not escape unscathed. In such cold, miserable weather, it can be hard to coax buyers out of their home and into yours for an open house visit. Make the journey a little easier by creating a cozy refuge from the frigid weather in your home. Read below for some of our top tips!
Introduce texture and softness
Winter is the perfect time to let buyers dream about living in your home because you can show them how cozy and relaxing it is. Throw a soft, plush throw over a leather couch, and the buyer will instantly think of wrapping themselves in it. Even better – toss a cashmere bathrobe in a hard-to-miss place in the washroom, and potential buyers will instantly see it as refuge from a long, cold day.
Winter days are notoriously short and draining, and everyone craves a little more light. During daylight hours, pull all curtains and blinds away to let the natural light fall in. For open houses or showings later in the afternoon, use beeswax candles or soft table lamps to make rooms more inviting.
The first thing potential buyers likely see when they enter your home is the front entrance way. If it’s a mess of wet boots and a scattered arrangement of coats, you can almost kiss the sale away. Although a messy entrance is a reality, there are certainly ways to make it look presentable and appealing. Put an absorbent mat at the front door to help sop up any messes, and invest in a spacious shoe rack to put all boots and footwear. One final tip: ensure the door to your front hall closet is secured – you don’t want it to open unexpectedly and reveal your mess.
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39 Brookhurst Crescent, Waterdown
Lovely 3+1 bedroom all-brick home on a quiet desirable crescent in east Waterdown. Child-friendly. Hardwood stairs, hardwood throughout upper level, 2 gas fireplaces, fully-finished basement with a bedroom and a 3 piece bathroom. California shutters, newer furnace (2010), newer shingles (2010) and many windows replaced. Landscaped front, interlocking front and side walkways, interlocking backyard patio. Natural gas stove, dryer, BBQ hook-up.
455 10th Concession Road East, Flamborough
Very nicely renovated 1 story home with fabulous gourmet kitchen with granite ad stainless steel appliances. Cork and hardwood flooring. Sharp and modern main bath. Overall home is in excellent condition with many improvements. All set on beautiful country acreage (approx. 13.9 Acres). Property is mix of woodlands, ponds, trails and some open land. Very private and quiet – just think of the uses! Near Carlisle and the 401, the location is unbeatable!