Property selling advice from Mark Stephenson
Selling your home in winter might seem challenging, but with these tips, your property will shine even on the coldest days.
A Cozy First Impression
Ensure the path to your front door is clear of leaves, snow and debris. If it’s icy, salt the driveway and paths. Indoors, if you’re lucky enough to have a fireplace, light it for viewings to help buyers imagine cozy evenings by the fire.
Photography that Glows
With less daylight in winter, high-quality photos can truly set your listing apart. Great photographs can capture the beauty of your home in natural light, highlighting warm, cozy spaces that appeal to winter buyers.
Staging with a Seasonal Touch
A little seasonal decor can suggest a home ready for the festive period. However, keep it understated. A simple centerpiece or elegant candles on the dining table can strike the perfect note without overwhelming potential buyers with personal taste.
Warm and Welcoming
During viewings, a warm home is a must. It invites buyers to stay and explore, rather than retreat from a chilly interior. Use throws and cushions with winter-scented candles to create texture and a welcoming seasonal interior. Strategically placed plants bring a vibrant touch of life to your home.
Let There Be Light
Ample lighting combats the winter gloom. Brighten up interiors with warm, inviting lights and ensure the exterior is well-lit for those early evening viewings. Check the garden and other exterior lights are on so people can see clearly where they’re going.
Winter can often lead to accumulated clutter. As with any other time of the year, clear out and clean every nook and cranny. Presenting a spotless home suggests it is well-cared-for. Less is more, so stow personal items away, leaving a canvas for buyers to paint their own futures on.
Embrace the winter season as a unique selling point. A home that radiates warmth and charm can stand out to buyers looking for a new beginning. For more advice on selling your home at this time of year, get in touch in Malton or Pickering.
Thinking of selling? Contact Mark Stephenson’s Estate Agents for a personal, friendly and professional service on 01653 692500 or 01751 476900.