While it’s the most wonderful time of year, it is true what they say about winter weather. Sometimes, it sure is “frightful.” And the cost of repairs due to winter weather damage are less than delightful, especially for sellers preparing to list their homes this season.
This article from our friends at the National Association of Realtors has some great tips on helping your sellers winter-proof their homes for the colder months, especially as homes are beginning to stay on the market longer.
Here are a few tips to prepare for that winter sale (or just keep your home clean and safe).
- Clear gutters and waterspouts – Clean these by early winter ( now) so they don’t freeze.
- Seal windows and doors – If there are gaps, caulk around window and door frames. This can save you up to 20% on heating costs
- Insulate attics and crawl spaces – Similar to caulking, this will lower heating costs. Blown-in insulation is a good option.
- Check trees – Have an arborist trim limbs that hang over the home so they don’t fall during a snowstorm.
- Reverse your ceiling fans – Reversing the direction of your fans will push heated air down. To do this, make sure your fan is off, then click the switch above the blades.
If you or a client is closing on a home this winter, turn to us for the best experience. Transnation Title is here for you all season and beyond. Thank you for trusting us with your home and we wish you a happy holiday season!