How to Sell Your Home in the Winter
Although we are now the other side of the Winter Solstice and the days are now going to get longer towards the Spring, it’s still getting dark before 4 pm which can mean that you have to change your approach slightly if you are trying to sell your home during the Winter.
In short, most people like to see what they are buying. Viewing during the dark evenings can make potential buyers a little reticent if you don’t prepare your property properly.
There are, however, some ways that you can boost your visibility and make your home more welcoming. Here are just some of our top tips:
Concentrate on Lighting
Making your home a beacon that attracts viewers is important. The last thing you want is for your windows to be too dark with everything in shadow. There are plenty of different options, however, to create lighted spaces that look great inside and out.
Estate agents advise putting all your lights on and perhaps adding a little extra illumination with uplighters. These can be placed on the floor in corners of your home to boost visibility. Pay attention to the outside view of your property as well, leaving the blinds and curtains open so that a warm glow spills out onto the street.
If it’s close to the Yuletide period, placing some extra external lights here and there can give your property just the right feel for visitors.
Cleaning Your Home
This is usually a given when you are trying to sell your home but it’s even more important at night. Pay special attention to your windows. If you have a PVC doors and windows, giving them a clean should add a lot more shine to your front of house.
It can be worth having a walk around your home to find areas where a little sprucing up here and there is going to make a difference, including a fresh coat of paint on those window sills.
Warm Up Your Home
The last thing you want if you are entertaining viewers is a cold property. While this might put a little extra on your fuel bills, lifting the thermostat by a few degrees can make all the difference when it comes to creating the right impression.
It’s important to make sure that every part of your home is warm and welcoming. If you own a fireplace or have a wood burner, this can make a huge difference to how people perceive your property.
Keeping Paths Clear of Debris
During the autumn and early winter, the big problem is falling leaves and other debris. These can make the garden and front of house look untidy so it’s important to be vigilant. Brushing the leaves up and clearing the garden are both essential. Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you should give up on tending to the borders and pots either. Clear flower beds and give areas like trees and shrubs a cutback for the winter.
If you are looking to sell your home over the winter months, Graham & Co have plenty of advice on how to make your property look more attractive to buyers. Contact our friendly, professional team if you would like to find out more.