Winter Tip for Sellers when Listing Your Home . . . Keep the Heat on

Real Estate Broker/Owner with NoVa Brokers LLC 0225 094634 VA/ 643686 MD

  Out of the five homes I showed today to one of my buyers, not one had heat over 50 degrees.  When it is really cold inside the house, it is difficult for my buyers to feel like home and hard to concentrate on what is important about the home because they are ready to leave when they get there because it is too cold.  The comfort we want the buyer to feel is a "home like" feel so they can picture themselves in this home as their own.  When you can see your breath from the inside it doesn't help.  Just a tip to help sell your home!



 Even if your home is vacant, at least when you have majority of showings . . . such as weekend, turn to heat up a little to give it a warm feeling to help sell your home.


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Comments (6)

Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I understand what you mean, a cold house is not what works to sell a house.   Warm is important.


Jan 27, 2019 05:36 PM
Stella Barbour

Thanks for stopping by and yes it helps when the temperature is comfortable. 

Jan 27, 2019 05:40 PM
Carolyn Bardach
BHHS NJ Properties - Morristown, NJ
Full time real estate team serving Morris County

Up here in Northern New Jersey we fear frozen pipes. I recommend that my homeowners keep the heat on. If my sellers are snowbirds, I ask that they keep the heat on and set it to at least 55 degrees, preferably 62. I do agree with you though, nobody wants to be in a cold house. We have quite a few bank-owned properties that have been winterized and we all can't wait to get out of the house!

Jan 27, 2019 05:54 PM
Stella Barbour

We fear frozen pipes too.  I like 62 also for minimum.  It won't feel so cold.  We have quite a few bank-owned too but all of the homes I showed yesterday were not.  Stay warm!

Jan 28, 2019 04:46 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is very good advice to share with home sellers.

Have an outstanding week.

Jan 27, 2019 06:41 PM
Stella Barbour

Thank you. Have an outstanding week also Roy!

Jan 28, 2019 04:46 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

For a few dollars more you can keep the heat up

Jan 27, 2019 06:53 PM
Stella Barbour

Yes for small amount and sell house faster which means less in the long run!  Have a great week!

Jan 28, 2019 04:47 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Great information, thanks for sharing.  I hope 2019 is a great year for you.

Jan 28, 2019 04:04 AM
Stella Barbour

Thanks Richard! You too.  We need 2019 to be a great year!!!

Jan 28, 2019 04:47 AM