20 Sep TOP TIPS FOR SELLING YOUR HOME IN THE WINTER
Many people believe it is harder to sell your property in the winter than it is in the summer. However there are some great advantages to selling your property in the winter months. Without the mad rush of the spring and summer market, sellers are more likely to consider offers, and whilst there are less properties available, it also means there is less competition! There are still plenty of buyers around too, as people move for work and expand their families all year round. Plus it is the perfect time of the year to take advantage of the warm family-home feeling many buyers are looking for.
- First impressions count
Whilst painting the front of your house is not an option in the winter, cleaning driveways, paths and windows can make a huge difference. If you have a garden, make sure shrubs and bushes are cut back and stray branches and twigs are twigs are removed.
- Make it cosy
Turn the heating on – it may seem like a simple thing to do, but it can have a huge impact. If your home is just as cold as it outside, buyers will want to leave as soon as possible. Encourage them to stay and feel at home with a nice warm house. Light some candles, or if you have one, light the fire. We love our fire burner in our sales office – it makes those cold winter days that little bit cosier!
- Turn your lights on
With less sunshine to brighten up your rooms, it is important to ensure all your lights are working and on. Natural winter light is not flattering on any property so be sure you’re showing your property off in the best possible light. If you have a security light for outside, make sure that is on too.
- Protect your floors
Ensure there are mats at all of the entrance doors for people to wipe their feet. Whether you have wooden, laminate or carpeted floors, the last thing you or viewers want to see are wet, muddy footprints around the house.
If you’re considering selling your property, contact Nina Estate Agents and chat to one of our friendly sales team, who will be more than happy to help and advise. Call us on 01446 73688 and select option 1 or email [email protected].