Wednesday, January 8, 2020 / by Alicia Hanna
So this is embarrassing to admit, but since I was a kid, I was under the impression that Twinkies would last literal decades. It didn't help that movies(I am looking at you Zombieland) showed that they would stay delicious for years. It wasn't until I was scrounging around for treats one evening that I noticed that they actually have a pretty short shelf life. I read more about it online to make sure I wasn't the only one who thought this when I noticed that it is a very popular misconception.
Do you know what else is a total misconception?
The idea that you must wait until spring to sell your home. Baffled? I know it sounds crazy, but let me explain.
When there are more homes are on the market during the springtime, it means buyers can be choosier. In turn, fewer homes for buyers to choose from in the winter play in your favour.
Let's get real, winter buyers are serious! Winter in Ottawa is no joke, so buyers who are willing to go out and about in this weather are motivated about purchasing a home.
January is also one of the most popular months for corporate transfers. Buyers who transfer for work are on a set time frame and motivated to find their home quickly.
While flowers and green grass are much nicer to look at than snow, it shouldn't deter buyers. Trees and foliage with snow can add charming character to your home(did you see the trees after our storm-gorgeous) Snow also works like a magic blanket: lumpy grass? Now it's fabulous!
If you do decide to list your home this winter, it’s important that you keep your driveway clear, keep outside porch lights on, and take care of any roofing issues or potential leaks asap.
Let some light in by keeping blinds and curtains open and keep it nice and toasty inside. Highlight rooms and features that make potential buyers wanna hang out. Wintertime is all about cozy, so decorate it accordingly. Hey- a nice soft blanket never hurt anyone!