Getting Your Home Winter Sale Ready

May 24, 2017
Lisa Stromborg

Winter is becoming more popular with sellers as there's usually less competition.  The reduced competition may mean you end up with a better price than if you’d sold in the high volume warmer weather.  Winter can be an excellent time to sell, particularly if you've got the perfect Winter house.

If you're considering selling your home in the coming months, it's worth getting your home into sale shape now.  So, what are some of the simplest ways to ensure your home is sale ready without spending a fortune?

  • Light - let in as much natural light as possible.  Trim any trees blocking natural light and open curtains, shutters or blinds where possible.  This simple action will make rooms feel more spacious regardless of the weather outside.
  • Declutter - clutter will make your home feel small and put potential buyers off.  Keep all rooms clean and tidy.
  • Use Mirrors - mirrors are a very effective way of making a home look and feel more open.  Whilst this holds true in Summer, the daytime grey that often accompanies winter days can require a bit more thought.  Create a feeling of space by positioning mirrors opposite windows, especially in darker rooms.
  • Remove sentimental items - if you have personal photographs scattered throughout the home, potential buyers may have difficulty imagining what their life could be like in the home.
  • Keep everything organised - buyers will want to open every wardrobe, drawer and cupboard in your home, make sure every area is well presented.
  • Paint - there's nothing like a fresh lick of paint to make a home fresh.  Avoid dark colours, which tend to make a room feel smaller.
  • Ambience - enhance Winter features by making sure the heating is operating throughout inspections and use mellow lighting.  You want to make people feel as at home straight away!

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