How To Sell Your Home In Winter
19th December 2019
19th December 2019
While most people associate spring with property sales, there is no reason why you cannot sell your home in winter. Buyers are searching for homes in winter, and this provides vendors with confidence that their efforts will be rewarded. We are pleased to say we have assisted many Northampton vendors in selling their home, and this includes the winter.
It is essential to realise there are additional challenges to selling your home in winter. The weather is cold, and there is less daylight, so many willing buyers are less likely to leave their home. Also, the reduction in daylight hours naturally leads to fewer viewers, because potential buyers want to see the property in the daylight. However, if you can overcome these challenges, you will place yourself in an ideal position to connect with likely buyers.
First impressions count for a lot in the property market. You may not spend a lot of time in your garden or outside of your home in winter, but this is the first thing a buyer sees of your home. Therefore, you need to create a positive impression.
Make sure paths are clear and safe. If you have a garden area, try to add seasonal flowers, and make sure everything is neat and tidy. It is often challenging to remove leaves from your garden in winter, but doing so will help you impress likely buyers.
While there is less daylight in winter, you can still maximise what light is available. If you can be flexible to allow daytime viewings, do so. Your house will look better in daylight, and this will ensure you make a positive impression on likely buyers.
Inside your home, try to allow as much natural light in as you possibly can. Make sure nothing blocks sunlight coming in through your window. Also, focus on adding smaller lights around the room, as opposed to having one single light in the room. This creates a more comfortable and welcoming atmosphere in your home.
Winter is often cold, and if your home feels cold, buyers will not like it. Therefore, you must ensure your home is in good condition, and that buyers feel warm and welcomed when they enter the property.
You should focus on the insulation of your home. If you can improve the insulation of your property, you’ll find it becomes a more attractive proposition to buyers. Don’t forget all vendors must have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) in place when they sell their home and improving then energy rating of your property is never a bad idea.
If you plan on selling your home in winter, be methodical and get as much help as you can. If you want to arrange a valuation for your property, contact us, and we can take care of this for you. When you’re selling your Northampton home in winter, get help from a local expert, and Merrys Estate Agents is here to assist you.