Prepare This Winter To Sell in the Spring

Pamela Nichols  |  January 9, 2024

Prepare This Winter To Sell in the Spring

With Winter underway and the promise of Spring looming from far away, what can you do to be ready to sell your home in the Spring of 2024?

As always, I will continue to identify one of the best things you can do when selling your home right up front: choose a professional REALTOR®. Whenever you see that word with the registered ® mark, it comes packed with a plethora of value to serve you well and abide by a standard that many startup agents won’t know about.

I’ve made it my goal to inform those selling their home of all the options on the table. I want you to have the very best choices to understand how to engage with the local real estate market. I’m not ashamed to say I have met those qualifications for over two decades here in the Tulsa metroplex. And I work tirelessly to bring your win to the closing table.

Beyond choosing a professional REALTOR®, what three steps can you take NOW, during Winter, to prepare your home to sell in the Spring:

  1. Declutter your home
  2. Depersonalize your home
  3. Decompressing yourself from the stress of selling your home

Let’s talk about them, briefly


Decluttering is removing things you do not need from a place to make it more pleasant and useful.

Starting with curb appeal, start consistently storing your trash cans out of sight. You can filter every part of your home through the eyes of the one purchasing your home. Just be honest and ask yourself two questions:

  1. “If I leave that element the way it is presently, could that affect the offer I receive on my home?”
  2. And then be true to yourself and ask, “Can I live with that result?” If you can’t, then use that imagination to motivate positive changes on your property.

As a professional REALTOR®, I am going to recommend that you change certain aspects of your home to drive the perceived value up so you can receive your best offer on the home. That’s ok if you choose to say, no. We love to put you, the seller, in full control, by helping you know all your options. Then you choose the option once you can live with that decision.


Depersonalizing is to make impersonal or to deprive of the sense of personal identity

Look around your flower bed in the front yard. Is there a sign where your kids attend school? 

Do you have a staircase with your family photos stair-stepped chronologically? 

Does your entertainment system or shelving nearby contain trophies and trinkets that make it hard for the purchaser to see their prized possessions on those spaces?

If so — remove them and put them in a safe place out of view. You’ll need to have them when you arrive in your new home. For now, this step also prepares your heart with a moment of serious contemplation. The reality is you are serious about selling and this step makes it very real. Just keep going and keep the vision of where you are headed as your next haven.


To decompress is to reduce physical pressure, to unwind and relax after a long, hard day or season. 

In this step, I’m asking you to trust me and the experience I’ve gained as a professional REALTOR® for over two decades. Follow my lead and I’ll lead you home to the closing table.

You can relax, decompress, and let me guide you. That doesn’t mean there is no work to do. On the contrary, there will be work and tasks to do. What I mean is decompress from the pressure for you to know what to do next and the stress of selling your home. I will provide excellent counsel every step of the way. I’ll let you fully choose the options. Together, we’ll make steady, successful progress.

Interest Rates

Interest rates are fickle — they fluctuate. I say don’t be led by something as fickle as the interest rate or even the weather. If selling in the Fall, or prepping in the Winter work alongside your personal goals and you need to keep a steady momentum toward accomplishing your goals, I recommend you consider selling strongly — and then refinance later. But...

When interest rates do begin to drop and you also are tinkering in your mind with the sale of your home in the Spring, then follow that telltale sign that the time is now.

Start prepping now during Winter to sell your home this Spring. You’ll be glad you did when you find yourself prepared and ahead of the rat race. You need a professional real estate agent who listens, is compassionate and understanding, and is professional from start to finish.


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