|Posted on 27 June, 2019 at 5:10|
If you're trying to sell your house during winter, you may have found the process difficult and unsuccessful. Winter can be the hardest time of year to sell your property as your home may not be looking at its best in the dark, cloudy season and not many home viewers would go out of their way to visit the property in the wet days.
But there are always ways you can boost your property's selling potential, even in winter. Here are a few ways to make sure your home is at its best over the winter season.
Top tips for selling your home in Winter
Make your home cosy
If someone is coming to take a look at your home with a view to buying it in winter, make sure that they are entering a warm and cosy house. This will help them to visualise themselves in the home for the next winter, something that will go a long way to gaining a sale.
Make sure that your heating and radiators are all on for when potential buyers are viewing your house and if you have a fire put that on a low heat to show that off to them. It will help to sell your house in winter.
Keep entryways clean
As rain is falling outside and leaves are being blown in the wind, it's important to keep your home clean and tidy on the outside, as well as the inside. Make sure there is a door mat present for visitors to wipe their shoes and remove any wellington boots from the front door mat, so potential buyers won't trip over them.
Maintain the garden area
A messy garden can detract buyers, as it looks like lots of work needs to be done. The winter weather can also tire garden furniture, and make it look unsightly. Even though it is unlikely a buyer will spend much time in the garden during the colder months, it can still help to sell your house in winter if you keep your garden neat and tidy. Clear patio furniture away (or securely cover them), remove fallen leaves and dead plants to make a tidy outdoor space.
It is also a good idea to trim back overhanging branches, particularly those blocking the windows in order to encourage as much light into the property as possible. Increased rainfall over the winter months take its toll on guttering too, so check the gutters and drain covers are properly cleared.
Lighting is key
With less daylight during winter, the likelihood is that when people view your house it could be when it is dark, therefore it is imperative that your home is well lit and not just inside. Think about adding light by your front door or smaller lights alongside your driveway. Inside, swap light bulbs for newer brighter ones and make sure your curtains are well drawn back to ensure that if there is any natural daylight that it can easily pour through your home.
Sell Your Home This Winter
First impressions really do count, so make sure the first thing your buyer sees is a tidy exterior. If you have gates at the entrance to your home, keep them close to show viewers how secure the property is, and if you have a driveway keep it clear of cars to allow potential buyers to visualise the space they will have for their own vehicles.
If you are after a quick sale of your house or you are wondering how to sell your home in winter then do not hesitate to get in contact with me today. I can provide you with further information about our property buying service as well as advise you on the best course of action for selling your home during the colder months. Give me a call today on 021 0669 149 or fill in your details on the contact page.