Make sure you keep all walkways clear of snow and ice. You want your home to be easily accessible to buyers. A bad experience such as slipping on ice can create a mental bias against the property before the buyers ever enter your home. Keeping up with snow removal is important, you will want to shovel down to the pavement and remember to sprinkle sand or salt to prevent slipping.
Try to shovel any walkways or driveways to their edge. Snow banks can hide the true width of your space making it appear smaller. If you can fit 4 cars in your driveway this could be a selling point, you want the buyers to be able to see this. Lining the driveway with markers before heavy snow can also help by illustrating where the true edge is.
Snow blankets everything; the pristine white increases contrast with other colors causing things like pet nuisances to be more noticeable. Having your pets avoid the front lawn during winter would be ideal. If this is not an option try kicking the snow around to hide any discolorations. Remember to always pick up after your pet.
Be sure to clear any clutter on the porch or entrance way. Put away all outdoor tools and toys, you do not want these things to end up getting rusty, damaged or trapped under the ice. A simple decorative wreath or other adornment can be used on the door, especially during the holiday season. Don’t overdo it, keep it simple and refrain from using nails to hang any holiday décor or lights. You don’t want to put holes in what you’re trying to sell!
One of the most helpful things you can do for yourself when selling your home is to ask your Realtor or agent for advice. They are trained to notice things that you may not pick up on or have become used to while living in your home. As each home is unique, what your neighbor may need to focus on might not be right direction for your property.