When temperatures drop, the property market usually follows suit and cools down a bit. Despite the reduction of stock levels during winter months, buyer demand remains in most price points and property types resulting in many good sales. To stand out in the market, keep in mind that you need to adapt your property to the current climate. After a long dry summer and leafy autumn, you might need to tidy up your outdoor space to make sure it looks well maintained. A simple rake and gutter check will alleviate many of the eyesore issues that may have popped up. Don’t forget to trim down trees and give your property’s exterior a fresh coat of paint. If you feel like going the extra mile, a new letterbox and a new front door can do wonders for creating lasting first impressions.
During the colder months of the year, it’s important that the inside of the house inspires warm and inviting feelings.Installing some simple door and window stoppers can eliminate drafts and do the trick. Since this is where the potential buyers will be spending most of their time, appealing to their senses is key. Fresh flowers or newly baked bread will create a nice smell in the home during inspection. Another idea is to play some nice music in the background. Also, updating small fixtures like taps, door handles and lights, can instantly make the home feel trendy without breaking the bank. For more on how to prepare your home for a winter sale, watch my interview on Sky News Real Estate here.