How To Get The Best Price For Your Property This Winter
The popular belief is that the best time to sell your property is in spring but winter can be an excellent time to get a great price for your home. That’s especially true if you are able to get your property onto the market in early January when demand from buyers greatly exceeds the supply of homes coming onto the market.
If you’re thinking of selling your home this winter, here are some top tips to help you to get the best possible price for your property.
Give Buyers A Warm Welcome
If it’s winter in Scotland the chances are that it’s going to be chilly outside. This is a perfect opportunity to show potential buyers how warm and inviting that your home can be. Make sure the heating is turned up to a nice temperature so that viewers are greeted by an welcoming waft of warm air.
Offering your guests a warm beverage is a nice touch that will help to create a homely atmosphere and allow viewers to relax as they go around your home.
Let There Be Light!
The nights are drawing in so the chances are that it will be dark when buyers come to see your property in winter. To ensure that your home is looking its best, switch on all of the lights, including any lamps, so that viewers can see how bright, open and welcoming your home can be.
Keep The Entrance Clear
You don't want to make getting to your property appear to be a challenge so make sure potential buyers don’t have to mind their footing as they get close to your property. Clear the paths, driveways and the pavement outside from ice and snow so that viewers can access your home without any difficulties.
Create a Great First Impression
The oldest clichés often have some truth to them. It’s certainly true to say that when it comes to selling your home, first impressions really do count. If you have a front garden then make the most of it. Clear away any leaves and twigs and try to mow the lown if the weather permits.
You can add a splash of colour to the garden with evergreen plants and winter-blooming flowers like hellbores and pansies.
Even if you don’t have a garden you can help to create a better first impression by giving the main front door to your house or stairwell a lick of paint to freshen it up.
Don’t Be Afraid To Be Festive!
There’s nothing wrong with having Christmas decorations up while you’re selling your home in winter. This is especially true if your home is likely to appeal to young families who will want to picture in their mind’s eye how their new home could look over the festive period.
Just remember not to go too overboard. One of the most important rules when selling your home is not to have too much clutter so make sure your home still looks as open, clean and spacious as possible.
If you’re thinking of selling a property this winter, get in touch with Warners today on 0131 667 0232 or by emailing email@example.com and one of our friendly experts will be delighted to help you.