Winter Selling Tips

Winter Home Selling Tips

The days might be shorter, the weather colder and our gardens looking a little worse for wear but winter is still a great time to sell your property – you might just have to get a little creative to ensure that your home looks as good as it can be. Fear not though as we’ve been selling homes throughout the winter since 2012 so we’ve pulled together a list of the best winter home selling tips that are sure to maximise your property’s appeal.

Remember that kerb appeal matters 

The look and feel of your home, from the pavement, will always matter to a potential buyer but during winter it can be slightly more challenging to achieve a nice looking property from the outside. After all, gardens can appear messy, moss can be a nuisance and the wet weather can soon dampen spirits. With this in mind, be sure to clear pathways, remove any snow and ice, and don’t forget to remove any Christmas decorations. Together, a well-maintained exterior can do wonders for the first positive impression.

Create a warm and inviting atmosphere inside

Once inside, you want to showcase just how homely your property is. Candles and the heating on are great for this. But if you want to go one step further, soft textures and subtle lights will both help to make your home more inviting. If you have time to decorate, consider using warm colours like beige, ambers and creams.

Highlight winter-ready features 

If your property comes with a fire, heated flooring or even energy-efficient heating systems, be sure to showcase these during any viewings. Not only will this likely impress viewers but it also proves that your home will be warm and ready for any winters that they live here.

Ensure accessibility 

When people come to view your property, they are immediately trying to see whether they can envision themselves and their family in the home. One way to help them to do this is to ensure that all paths, driveways and entrances are free from leaves and ice. Not only will this give the impression of a well-maintained home but it’ll make it feel safer and more welcoming – two things that are essential when someone is considering buying your property.

Use an estate agent

To give your property the best chance of selling, whatever the season, it pays to use an estate agent to help you price competitively and also make the most of online marketing methods. Here at Kaytons, not only do our property listings have the benefit of high-quality photos and engaging descriptions but social media advertising, online advertising and even virtual tours. These can all attract potential buyers, whatever the weather is like outside.

What’s more, our team of property experts have helped the people of Manchester to sell, buy, rent and let a range of properties in winter, spring, summer and autumn and know exactly how to show off a home best. So if you have any questions about our winter home selling tips or perhaps want to start your property journey with us, get in touch today or pop into our Chapel Street office.

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