Keeping open houses clean in messy weather

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Keep winter weather out during your open house

We Canadians know all too well that as winter draws near, the weather can hard to predict. Fall leaves can be buried by snow in a matter of days, and -20° weather can warm up to wet mud in the blink of an eye. Keeping your open houses clean at this time of year can certainly be a bit of a challenge, but that’s no reason not to hold them!

As our Manitoba general manager and licensed sales representative, Kim Ewchuk maintains, your best selling tool is the exposure you get. Holding an open house is a powerful way to get your listing noticed by potential buyers, and by people who know buyers. Come rain or shine (or snow and ice!), house-hunters are still going to be scoping out the local real estate, so it’s important that you’re prepared to impress.

Of course, we all know that your home has to be perfect if you’re going to welcome strangers through, but how do you keep it that way with snow, rain, ice, or mud coming in with every guest?

For simple and practical advice on keeping the outdoors outdoors, take a peek at Kim’s latest article for the Winnipeg Free Press. In it, she gives useful tips on guiding your potential buyers’ indoor and outdoor behavior with subtle tricks that work.

To read the full article, and to keep your open house spotless, click here.

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