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Savvy Dormant Season Selling

Topic: Home selling

With just a few tips, tricks, and a little planning you can show buyers the true potential of your home. If you live in an area that stays green (hello, Hawaii), then count your lucky stars! The rest of the nation isnít so lucky. Donít worry, though. These tried and true tips can help you close a sale as well!

First, plant frost hardy plants. Many plants keep their color and leaves during the winter and can add a splash of color to your otherwise brown yard. One frost tolerant plant to consider are pansies. Pansies look great as a border in beds or in a pot. For future planning be sure to plant plenty of evergreen shrubs and trees, such as cedar, pine, boxwoods, and holly.

Next, be sure that your yard is nice and tidy. Brave the cold and be sure that trees are trimmed, beds are weeded and mulched, and summer furniture and toys stores away.

Be proactive about showcasing all that your outdoor spaces have to offer. Many sellers forget that yards are a big selling point even in the winter.

For this reason be sure to do lots of outdoor staging. Set up a simple chiminea and wooden benches on your patio. If you have a covered porch, set up a table with tablecloth and outdoor dishes (if weather permits). Toss throws on chairs along with a book and a cup of hot tea.

Add seasonal decor -- just a touch -- for a sense of whimsy and seasonal charm. Wreathes, welcome rugs, and seasonal plants such as poinsettias are perfect accents for your front step.

Finally, make the indoors an oasis. Buyers are stepping out of the cold and into what should be a warm and welcoming home. Be sure your home is warm for showings. Consider having the fireplace burning, candles scenting the air, and warm throws and rugs that look inviting.

You can also create this indoor oasis by filling your home with beautiful, oxygen rich houseplants. Everyone misses green during the dead of winter. Include one or two plants in each main room to add a punch of life. Many houseplants bloom during the winter as well. Consider investing in a few peace lilies or Christmas cactus to add some color.

The bottom line is your home has lots of potential even in the Winter. Your yard is a selling point whether it is color, warm, rain, or shine. Take a little extra time to help buyers see what your yard and home can offer.

01/07/2012
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Dillian
Home run! Great sulggnig with that answer!
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Sanjay
If grandma's ettsae had taxes due, the executor was to pay that amount out of the assets before distributing anything to the heirs. If you are the executor and need to sell an asset, GET IT DONE.If you are the executor and you already distributed the assets, this is your own fault.If you are not the executor, how did this bill get to you?
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