Bend Oregon Real Estate Sellers | Keep Your Home Showable in Winter

Written by Posted On Friday, 16 December 2016 15:32
Bend Home in Snow Bend Home in Snow

Bend Oregon real estate continues to be sold even during winter. Some sellers do take their property off the market during the winter months, but for those who don't, there are buyers interested in purchasing Bend homes. For those sellers who are willing to keep their listings going in the winter, there are several items which need to be addressed to optimize the opportunities for buyers to see and fall in love with the property.

  1. First, make sure the sidewalk, entry and driveway are shoveled and as free from snow as possible. It is very difficult to show a home if the buyers and selling Broker have to beat their own path through the snow to the front door.
  2. Provide a rug both outside and inside the front door for buyers to wipe the snow and moisture off their feet. Buyers don't typically want to track snow through a home, but if there is no easy way to remove snow from shoes or boots, sellers should expect water to be left on their hardwood floors and carpets.
  3. Provide booties and a place to sit near the front door so buyers can cover their wet shoes and avoid getting floors wet, and potentially slipping and falling. Buyers often get cold walking from their car to the home and may not want to walk around a house in stocking feet. Providing booties is a great way to keep a seller's floor free from water and shows buyers the seller is trying to accommodate them.
  4. Have a lovely fire going to increase the "welcome home" feeling of the property.

For more information and help in getting your home ready for listing in the winter or anytime, contact one of our "Premier Brokers" today at 541-323-2779.

Original blog can be seen at Bend Premier Real Estate's blog page.

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Lynnea Miller

Owner/Managing Principal Broker Bend Premier Real Estate.

Lynnea began her real estate career when her husband became a general contractor in 1994. After years of working with her husband and selling many homes "for sale by builder," Lynnea got her real estate license in 2000 and began working at a local brokerage, first as part time Broker and marketing director for the company, and later as full time office manager/marketing director/transaction coordinator, and then as Principal Broker. In 2010, Lynnea started her own brokerage, Bend Premier Real Estate, with the encourage of her husband and several Brokers.

Prior to real estate, Lynnea worked for 9 years with her husband in the ownership and management of 3 retail Bend, Oregon businesses with up to 35 employees. Before moving to Bend in 1985, Lynnea worked in homeowner association property management, being promoted in the space of 1 year from Customer Service, to Property Manager, to District Manager.

Lynnea graduated from the University of Oregon Summa Cum Laude in 1983 with a Bachelors of Science degree and graduate first in her high school class in 1979. Lynnea and her husband have 3 adult children. Lynnea also teaches fitness classes part time, holding an ACE certification since 1990

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