Top tips when selling your property this winter
The dark and drizzly winter days mean that it’s more important than ever to ensure that your home is cosy, bright and ready for viewings. Here are our top tips to ensure that your home is presented in the best possible way throughout the winter months.
Maximise your kerb appeal
It’s important to impress potential buyers from the first moment they see your home. Clear the driveway, paths and outside space of dirt and fallen leaves. Check your flowerbeds and remove any dead or dwindling shrubs to show that your garden is well cared for. It’s also a good idea to turn on outside lighting as soon as daylight fades, to ensure that your home looks approachable and welcoming.
Check your lighting
With the nights drawing in, you’re bound to have viewings after dark. It’s important to make sure that all lighting works well, and that any lights that don’t work, (even if it’s just a change of bulb that’s needed) are fixed. Lighting should show your interior in the best possible way, so turn on any lamps and festive lights to brighten your home.
De-clutter and de-personalise
As ever, it’s important that buyers see everything your home has to offer without being overwhelmed with clutter and chaos. Less is definitely more when it comes to showing off your space to its full potential. Put away family photographs so that buyers can visualise themselves living there, and stash away any clutter that doesn’t need to be in view.
Catch up on DIY
The winter months can provide the perfect opportunity to finish (or start!) those DIY jobs you’ve been putting off all year. You can maximise the appeal of your home by leaving your viewers free to focus on the positives of the property, rather than on the repairs that would need doing. It doesn’t need to be costly, just smarten up areas that look tired and fix anything that’s broken and unusable.
Stay warm and cosy
It’s important that your house feels homely to potential buyers. If your property is cold and dark, buyers are unlikely to stay long. Make sure your heating is turned on beforehand and switch on any side lamps to create a warm environment. While there’s nothing quite like the smell of freshly brewed coffee or baked bread, scented candles work just as well. A winter, spiced candle will ensure that your home smells as good as it looks.
Let us do the hard work for you
Our teams are trained to show potential buyers around your property highlighting all of the great features that your home has to offer. They’ll also answer any questions that your viewers may have, which gives you the best chance of receiving that all-important offer.
Follow these small steps to help maximise your property’s potential so that you achieve a faster sale and the best possible market price for your home this winter.
Content accurate at time of publishing.