Jordan & Halstead’s Advice For A Winter Home Viewing
At Jordan & Halstead, our team are dedicated to creating the best possible results for our clients, no matter what the season is or what the market around looks like. We carry out open houses for many of our properties to help get as many offers as we can on the day, and ensure that you get the best possible price for your home. Our team are highly experienced when it comes to negotiating the best price for all of our properties, and can advise you on what to do best for your market, but there are some things that you can do to make the journey from viewing to offer as quick and smooth as possible.
This is especially true in winter, when some people might say that it’s more difficult to sell your home. Winter is colder, darker and the weather isn’t often at its best, but this can actually be an opportunity rather than a weakness. While your garden probably won’t look as nice as in spring or summer, or it might be cold and raining when your viewers arrive, you have the opportunity to show off how homely your property can be and offer viewers the ultimate cosy retreat from the elements! So while some people might tell you not to sell your home once the days start to draw in, the team at Jordan & Halstead have some tips for making your home look its best in the winter months.
Don’t Let Your Garden Fall By The Wayside
In winter, it’s normal for all but the most green-fingered of us to forget about the garden for a few months. Trees or hedges are less obtrusive now they’ve dropped their leaves, grass on the lawn doesn’t grow as quickly, and even the most unruly plants will slow their growth in the colder months. However, if you have a winter home viewing, it’s time to put on your coat and wellies and give your garden a quick sprucing. Making sure leaves and branches are cleared away and any outdoor spaces like decks or patios are freshly washed and neat can really take your garden from a lost cause to full of potential in the eyes of viewers. The same thing goes for front gardens or patios, which usually need the same care and attention before you’re ready to really show your home off.
A Merry Little Christmas
While for some of us December is the time to get your lights on, sparkling signs out and inflatable Santa put up, if you’re selling your home, you might want to take a different approach this year. No one will resent you for a festive tree and some lights up the garden path might actually help to make your home look cosy and inviting, but it might be worth leaving the neon reindeer in storage this year! You don’t want the place to look cluttered or messy, and the extra decorations can take up a lot of space and make your rooms look smaller than they usually are.
Banish The Cold
There aren’t many things less inviting to potential buyers than a home that is cold and dark, so make sure your heating is working well, to prevent any frosty first impressions. You should also try to make sure that you don’t have any lightbulbs that are broken or out, including outside lights, as viewers will be looking at these more closely in the darker winter months.
If you can, try and make sure your home is available for viewings during the day, as having natural light in the home is one of the best ways to show it off. If you’re not available, the team at Jordan & Halstead can carry out viewings on your behalf!
Invest In A New Doormat
While that might sound like the last thing on your mind when preparing a house for viewing, you’ll probably have a lot of people coming in with wet feet in the winter, especially if you’re carrying out an open house. A new doormat will hopefully reduce the amount of cleaning you have to do and keep your floors looking their best for every potential buyer who visits! It’ll also look nice and welcoming when your viewers first arrive.
To find out more about how the team at Jordan & Halstead can make your home look and feel its best in time for a winter viewing, or to find out more about our open houses and how our team can get you multiple offers in one day, contact us today, and get your property journey started without having to wait for summer!