So, as you know the winter months are officially upon us which means, shorter days, darker nights, cosy evenings in with thick winter socks sipping hot chocolate with marshmallows. It is a great excuse to cuddle up on the couch watching the rain come down outside…pure bliss.
If you are so comfy that you can’t even contemplate leaving the house your buyers might not want to either. Viewing houses on cold wintery days is not much fun so to tempt them in you might have to pull out all the stops. As viewing numbers dwindle, now is the time to re-visit and revise. Do it now to grab those serious hardy buyers that are still looking.
Here are our top tips for a successful sale in winter
1 – Book an appointment with your agent. You can get together and work out how to boost those buyers and tempt them in. All of our clients do this. It’s a chance to revive your property.
2 – Place lots of bird feeders around your garden at strategic areas, outside windows. Your viewers will be enchanted to see all the wild birds feeding on them.
3 – Think Fair Isle patterns, chunky knits, and log fires. Feed their senses with cinnamon candles, soft textures and the crackle of a real wood fire burning. Not just on the viewings but also the pictures.
4 – Banish extra heaters in the winter for the pics and viewings – It’s a telltale sign your heating isn’t good enough.
5 – Freshen up your décor. As the viewings are having a little longer in between – touch up the paintwork and get your winter curtains out. Opt for new jewel colours, pine cones, with cream and red hues to make your rooms winter-ready.
6 – Check out what has recently agreed an offer in your price bracket on Rightmove. Now they’ve gone what hole can you fill with your marketing?
7 – Get the kettle on! Why not fill some cute polystyrene cups with lids with hot chocolate for those super cold days and give them to the viewers to warm them up. Its a great feeling warming your hands upon a lovely milky drink. You’ll be remembered.
8 – Shampoo the dog. The winter rain and mud can make them stinky!
9 – Put away your garden furniture if it is plastic or wood; if its metal, you can leave it out so long as it doesn’t look too forlorn. Make sure tables and chairs are arranged nicely and store your parasol away for next year.
10 – If possible, dress beds with darker coloured bedding sets and drape with blankets and quilts for a super cosy look.
Get in touch here if you have any questions regarding the sale of your property.