With the real estate market the way that it is, every seller needs to do all they can to make their home stand out from the rest. This article has tips to help you do just that during cold weather. You don’t need to be a real estate mogul to know that the market is in a place where buyers have the upper hand. With mortgage approvals decreasing and interest rates rising, less and fewer people are finding it financially manageable to maintain a mortgage. This, of course, leads to more houses than there are buyers.

Show Your Home at Its Best During the Colder Months

To help you set your home apart and make the most of your open house appointment, Riva Title Company has some tips to share.

Remove Clutter

As the weather gets colder, you and your family start to accumulate quite a collection or wet weather shoes and boots. These are likely scattered around or close to your entrance way. Before any guests arrive, be sure to clean up areas of clutter like this. While it may be practical for your family, the entranceway is the first impression a potential buyer will have of your property, so be sure it’s a clean and inviting one.


Speaking of first impressions, once they walk into a clean entrance way, be sure they are greeted by a comfortable warm temperature. If you have it, adjust your climate control to be a temperature which is a reprieve for buyers but not so warm that they feel uncomfortable shortly after entering your home. Before your open house, take a short walk outside and then enter your home as if you were a buyer, taking into account how long the pleasant feeling lasted.


In addition to the actual, be sure to improve the temperature of your room with warmer colors like reds and orange. Tall pedestal lamps with shades of these colors are great ways to brighten any dark corners or spaces in your home and help to combat the sight of heavy rain and biting winds through the window. If you are short on lamps or lighting, be sure to open as many doors in your home as possible to encourage light to travel through your home as much as possible. Of course, as tempting as it may be, be sure that you don’t use candles as these can pose a danger. Savvy buyers will want to purchase title insurance for the financial protection it affords. Before a buyer investigates the history of your property’s title, do it first and take the time to resolve any concerns which arise before you open it up to buyers. To do this, speak with Riva Title Agency by calling 786-787-7888 and ask about obtaining a thorough title search.

Stage a Party

Don’t worry, you don’t have to put a roast in the oven or wear your best outfit, but you do need to set up any outdoor entertaining space you have as if you were hosting a small gathering after your open house. Something as simple as a few outdoor heaters, a tablecloth, a set of plates and glasses and nice chair backs is enough to show potential buyers the entertaining potential your home has, no matter the weather.

Front Yard

With the cold weather comes falling leaves. And while it may look magical in a movie, it suggests to buyers that you aren’t interested in maintaining the property and that if you don’t take care of your yard then you aren’t likely to take care of other home maintenance tasks. The easiest way to prevent this misconception is to simply keep your yard clean while your home is for sale. This doesn't just mean during your open house, it means that as long as there is a ‘For Sale’ sign in your front yard, it needs to be clean. GIven that your home will be listed on numerous property websites, potential buyers can and will go to and past your home at any time of the day or night, it’s important that it looks its most appealing all the time.

Title Insurance in Coral Gables, FL

When it comes to buying a property, there is no smarter choice than to obtain a thorough title insurance policy. And this is exactly what your buyers will want to do. Anticipate their needs and speak with Riva Title Agency today at 786-787-7888 and obtain a title search to uncover any inconsistencies which could hinder or prevent the sale of your home.