Winter can sometimes be a difficult time to sell property as the days are shorter and the weather isn’t quite as warm.
Traditionally October, November and December are the most popular times to sell property in Australia however some vendors opt to take advantage of the reduced amount of stock available over the cooler months and sell in Winter.
We have put together a list of the top 6 tips to consider if you are selling your property this Winter
1. First Impressions Count
First impressions count so making sure the grass is neatly trimmed and pathways are clear of any fallen leaves or shrubbery can make the world of a difference.
Small touches like buying a new doorknob, freshening up the front garden or getting some new house numbers are going to improve the appearance of your property quickly.
2. Get Your Tools Out
Make your property as attractive as possible by getting rid of any discouraging DIY tasks that you may have been putting off. Spend some time fixing small paint jobs or patching drilled holes left in walls.
3. Let In Some Light
Make sure you keep all your curtains and blinds open to let in as much light as possible which enhances the appearance of the rooms.
Alternatively, turning on as many lights in the house including those under cooker hoods and desk lamps can help just as much. A well-lit room is more inviting and feels bigger which helps create positive associations with the house.
4. Keep the Garden Tidy
For house viewers, the garden is often a big part of their decision process. Ensure your outdoor space is tidy and well-kept to help buyers see its potential for the warmer months.
With fewer daylight hours for potential buyers to appreciate the outside of your home, install some pretty garden lights to highlight the space outside.
5. Cosiness is Key
If you hold a viewing on a cold day, make sure the heating is on and you have some comfy throws, cushions, rugs and candles out to create the best cosy and homely atmosphere.
Making sure it is cosy can help potential buyers envisage their future in your property and make them feel at home.
6. Get Your Windows Cleaned
This step is sometimes forgotten but it is essential as it assists with curb appeal, making photos look more enhanced online and it is a great way to maximise the natural light and make the inside look more inviting and brighter.