Today’s morning temperature was reported as hitting the coldest in Autumn for the past 18 years and, after we endured a crazy hot summer, extremes in Winter are on the cards. While property can be sold well all year round if you are ready to sell you can help maximise your results by adjusting to meet the season.
3 of my top tips for Winter Selling are:
1. Don’t hibernate… welcome buyers in with Open Home inspections hosted by your Agent in the warmer hours of the day. Don’t overheat your home – just enough to take the bite out of the air
2. Unless you are particularly worried about Vampires… be careful about lingering odours of garlic, onions, fish and roasts. While Winter can bring out the inner Masterchef in you it is wise to keep up the ventilation, regularly change kitchen, bathroom and bedroom linen and use extractors
3. Cobwebs, dust and mildew are only unique selling points to the Addams Family so, to broaden your target market, shift your Spring clean forward a few months
4. A bonus tip is to not fall into the cosiness of Winter warmth and put off listing your home onto the market until Spring. If you don’t want to move straight away you may be able to attract a buyer who also prefers a longer settlement period. The market is hot now with less properties listed – Spring could bring an abundance of new listings giving buyers more choice. It often works well to stand out from the crowd.
If you would like tips that are personalised to your property and needs please feel welcome to contact me to arrange a complimentary consultation.
Kris Peksis-Brown 0418415234