Traditionally the housing market begins to slow over the festive period and following winter months. At Walton & Allen, we strive to continue to produce high volumes of property sales and lettings despite the time of year! Here are a few hints and tips to help you sell your house this winter.
Lighting is Key
With days becoming shorter and sunlight levels constantly lower than usual it is vital to ensure you have good levels of lighting throughout every room in your home. Good lighting makes every room look more appealing, whilst also giving a warm and cosy feel during evening viewings. Lighting is also vital when taking photographs for your property listing.
It can be tempting to leave your gardening until the temperature gets a bit warmer. Be careful though, an over grown lawn or a messy garden can put off potential buyers. It’s also best to clear away unused garden furniture or toys and games left to gather dirt since the summer.
Keep Outside Clean
Don’t forget to sweep away those leaves or ensure paths aren’t covered in ice. Your property needs to look as inviting as possible from the outside. Remember, first impressions are everything!
Something simple which can often be overlooked! No one likes a cold home and potential buyers often are interested in how well a home can stay warm. Remember to ensure the heating is timed to come on earlier if you aren’t at home for long before a viewing will take place.
Personalise your home
Keeping your home more personal! A property that looks like a show home does not encourage potential buyers to imagine living there. Consider adding personalised photo gifts, flowers or other art work.
Keep Shoes at the Door
You could have many potential buyers walking in and out of your house. Those carpets and floors need to be kept clean at all times to give the best impression!
Instruct Walton & Allen!
If you are using another agent to sell your house over the winter period, consider Walton & Allen. There are plenty more things we can do ourselves to ensure your home sells quickly and with as little stress as possible, including some tips which we just cannot give away online! Call us on 0115 924 3304 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.