No matter the time of year you choose to sell, it’s critical that your property is well-presented, to ensure optimum buyer interest and a top result.
If you are looking to sell your property this winter here are seven ways to give your property that extra-edge:
1. Street appeal
In winter, street appeal is often a bit lacking due to the fact that many plants and trees are deciduous, i.e. they lose their leaves in winter. Freshen up your property by putting out potted flowers or planting some evergreen plants to brighten up the garden areas around your home. Also rake up leaves, prune dead branches, and mow your lawn to enhance your street appeal.
2. Make the most of the season
Winter can be a wonderful time to showcase some of the best features of your home. If you have a fireplace, outdoor fire pit, or centralised heating, make sure these features are obvious to buyers during the Open Home inspection.
Fireplaces should be clean and stocked with wood, and even lit before an inspection. Or heating should be turned on ahead of time so the house is warm and welcoming for when buyers arrive.
3. Create a cosy space
There are lots of personal touches that can be added to your home before an Open Home inspection that will bring a real sense of warmth and cosiness to your property.
Or consider baking before an inspection? This not only warms-up the kitchen area, but also fills your home with inviting smells.
Little touches like these make your Open Home inspection a positive and memorable experience, where buyers to get a good sense of what it would be like to live in your property.
4. Let the light in!
At an Open Home inspection, you should pull back the curtains and let the natural light in! Also think about what time of the day is best for buyers to see your home? Between 10.00am – 2.00pm is when winter light is at its optimum.
5. De-clutter and keep tidy
De-cluttering and tidying are important tasks to undertake before an Open Home inspection. Make sure both indoors and outdoors are well-presented to buyers, which may mean the outdoor table setting and umbrella needs to come out, the back patio swept and the pool cleaned.
6. Make sure your home is airy
If your property has been shut up to fend off the cold, remember to open windows and let in the fresh air before an inspection.
You want to ensure your property doesn’t smell stale or musty. Pick a time before inspections to open windows and turn on ceiling fans to allow some fresh air in. Leave enough time to warm things up again before the inspection.
7. Winter staging
To create a cosy ambience and vibe, have complementary pillows and throws adorn couches and window seats, and light candles in certain rooms. Winter is the season to showcase your property in a cosy and inviting light, so why not make the most of it?
Should you want more information on selling your home this winter, speak to one of our highly trained Sales Consultants.