While spring is the most active time of year in the property market in England, it would be fair to say the market is a year-round market. The emergence of online property portals allows buyers to search homes anywhere as long as they have an internet connection. Therefore, buyers are showing an interest every month of the year, and buyers can sell in winter.
Of course, winter poses a few more challenges for homeowners, but we are more than happy to offer tips on selling your home in winter.
Natural light is essential when selling your home, particularly at a time of year when the amount of natural light is diminished. If you can offer viewings during the daytime, do so, as this will enable prospective buyers to see the home in the best manner.
Inside the house, make sure you remove anything which stops light from entering and filling a room. Make sure you clear window sills, pull back curtains, raise the blinds and move all items which block light around the window.
No matter the weather condition, it is likely your paths and driveways will be affected. If it is raining, the paths may be slippery. If the temperature is low, the paths may be frozen. If there is a lot of wind, the paths may be blocked by debris.
Therefore, it is essential you review all entry and exit points at the home, and make sure they are clear. A clear path signals order, and this will help buyers connect with your property.
In winter, people want to feel warm and welcomed. The best way to do this when you have viewers attending your property is to ensure the temperature is warm and there is a positive atmosphere in the home. Sound, smells and lighting all have a part to play in creating the ideal atmosphere in your home, so feel free to whip up some baking in the baking, and add a few scented candles around the property.
An issue that is more prevalent in winter than spring or summer is a messy home thanks to water, mud and debris being dragged into the home. You should take care when entering your property after you have been outside, because you may make a mess.
Consider setting up a stand or cleaning station where people can remove coats, jackets, scarfs, hats, gloves and even their shoes. Taking this approach helps people to relax, feel at home, and it helps to minimise the likelihood of dirt being trailed throughout the property.
If you plan on selling your home this winter, make sure you contact Mitchells Estate Agents. We are pleased to say we have assisted many local homeowners sell their home, and we look forward to helping you. We believe you can sell your home all year round, and we look forward to assisting you.
Before putting your home on the market be sure you are making an informed choice by arranging a FREE MARKETING APPRAISAL.