Spring is often the best time of year to sell a property. However, because many people are aware of this, they often find themselves waiting until then before putting their house on the market. But if you choose to wait, you could be missing out on some festive sales advantages when putting your house on the market over the Christmas season!
Many homeowners make the mistake of choosing to sell or let their properties from January onwards, treating it like a New Year’s resolution. However, Christmas is a time where people travel to unfamiliar places to visit relatives, which is why you could give them the opportunity to see your property during this time. But what can you do to boost the chances of a sale when putting your house on the market?
Don’t use photos with decorations
Although it may be tempting to create a homely festive look using your Christmas decorations, you’re supposed to be selling a lifestyle. We’re not saying don’t have any up throughout the festive period but be sure to take photos of your home before bringing in the Christmas spirit.
Make sure you’re getting maximum exposure
Many buyers will begin an online property search. Where they search for properties can differ, so it is wise to speak with your agent and make sure they are listing yours on multiple platforms.
Boost your home’s kerb appeal
Kerb appeal is an important element for buyers. The features that matter the most to home buyers are well-kept windows and a fully functional roof that will not require repairs anytime soon.
Focus on the main rooms
Buyers will not expect your house to be pristine, especially given the time of year, but it is important to give particular rooms attention, such as your kitchen, master bedroom and living room. These are the areas where most people tend to spend the majority of their time when at home. It may help to upgrade certain areas with plants, accessories and other elements that could spruce things up!
Let there be light!
We are now facing the darkest time of the year, which is why it is essential that you do whatever it is you can to reflect the available light. Consider updating your lighting, adding mirrors and layering lamps to set the ideal mood in each room.
A warm welcome
One great thing about winter is that now is the time to create a cosy environment, something that can easily bring in buyers. If you have a fireplace, be sure to draw attention to this by lighting it when visitors arrive. Perhaps you could even add a log basket for that country cottage vibe!
Sell your home this Christmas with Joules Estate Agents
We understand the importance of selling a property in a timely manner, which is why you need an estate agent that can bring in buyers using local knowledge and more. So, if you’re property is based in the Heaton’s in Manchester, look no further than Joules Estate Agents. Get in touch today to find out more.