Selling a home in winter can be more challenging than selling in summer. But don’t panic, with our winter-specific selling tips you can achieve a successful sale.
VMH’S TIPS FOR SELLING YOUR HOME THIS WINTER
Make Your Marketing Material Count (perhaps the most important of all the tips!)
Advertising your property for sale with VMH Solicitors will ensure you receive maximum market exposure.
Whats included in our marketing packages…
* Fantastic, professional photographs of your property, along with a detailed floor plan
* Sales Brochures with beautiful photos of your property and a detailed description of your home
* Your property will feature in the ESPC showrooms, paper and ESPC.com
* Advertising on leading web portals, such as On the Market and Zoopla.
Clean and Tidy
During the winter months dirt can accumulate because of the ice, snow and rain. Clean and tidy your rooms and wash away those wet footprints before viewings. Be sure to put away the dishes and tidy away clothes – while it can take longer to dry clothes in colder months and there is less chance of being able to use garden washing lines, you don’t want clothes horses taking up valuable space (or your undies on display!).
Emphasise the Comfort
Create a warm and welcoming atmosphere by turning on lights and lamps to make the rooms look bigger and brighter. Turn the heat on and showcase the fireplace with a cosy fire – if you don’t have a fire, but have a lovely surround, fill it with candles or a seasonal plant/bouquet of flowers. Use decorative throws and rugs to instantly warm a room and help to make your home feel inviting to buyers. (see our blog Staying Warm & Cosy This Winter for more ways to emphasise comfort)
Stage Your Outdoor Space
One of the most neglected areas of a home during the winter months is the outdoor space. Typically, homeowners will put their garden furniture in storage and forget about the garden until spring.
However, you want potential buyers to imagine how this area might be used in the warmer months. So consider staging the garden with patio furniture, using fun and bright colours to liven up the space, and setting up solar lights or heat lamps to show versatility.