Top Tips for Selling Your Home in Winter
As winter comes to an end the evenings begin to get lighter and longer, and we look forward to spring which is traditionally the best time to sell your home. However it can be good to get a head start on the spring rush by putting your home on the market now. After the relatively quite Christmas period the property market picks up again in January. Here we give you our top 5 tips for selling your home in winter:
This is always number one on our list of things to do when selling your home! A bit of elbow grease now could add thousands to the value of your home. Decluttering allows buyers to view the property without any off-putting distractions thus allowing them more easily to imagine themselves living there.
2. Pavement Appeal
Pavement appeal can add thousands of pounds to the value of your home. After the excesses of Christmas your garden may need a bit of tidying up. Make sure that old Christmas tree has been taken away! Ensure your garden is free of leaves and clutter. Put a warm light in the porch or hallway to make the property look warm and inviting from the street.
3. Night Viewings
The evenings will start to get lighter as we approach spring and you should try to arrange daylight viewings when you can. However, when the viewings are in the evenings make your home warm and inviting by putting on heaters and lights to make your home warm and welcoming as you can.
4. Keep the Home Fires Burning
As with autumn viewings f you have you have a fire you should ensure it is on for winter viewings. Coming in to a toasty warm living room with a roaring fire can be really encouraging for a potential buyer. If you don’t have a fire then create a warm and cosy atmosphere by lighting candles (and you can tick two boxes at once by investing in some scented candles).
5. Redecorate with Some New Year Trends
If you are redecorating for the sale of your home why not keep up to date with the latest trends and throw in some of this season’s colour. Bright yellows are making a come back and will add a dash of colour to your home. As ever, investing in some seasonal home stagers such as a fireplace companion set by the hearth, or a basket of chopped logs, can also subtly enhance a room for sale by making the whole property seem more inviting.