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Make sure your home is wrapped up for a January sale

December 4th 2018
By: Melanie
Make sure your home is wrapped up for a January sale

If you are thinking about selling your home in the New Year, then make sure that it’s all wrapped up for Christmas. The festive season is always the busiest time of year for people looking to buy a new home. So make sure you don’t leave it too late to get your property ready for the Christmas rush. 

Winter is also the hardest time to make a property look good, so here are a few tips on how to get your property wrapped up for a January sale:

Photographs are key to selling any home. So make sure that curtains or window coverings are fully drawn and lights are illuminated. If you have a wood burner or open fire then make sure that it’s lit. Buy some fresh flowers, make sure any clutter is tidied away. Stage your home for the photos, shine-up bathroom and kitchen taps, clear off kitchen worktops and clearway any bathroom clutter, make all the beds, use accessories such as cushions if possible to dress them. 

Make sure you use an experienced agent such as Intercounty to ensure that your property is priced to sell. 

Give your property curb appeal, once you have attracted a potential buyer to view your property the first thing they will see is the front of the property. If you are doing viewing in the evening make sure that the front of the property looks warm and inviting, make sure outside lights are on, bins are tidied away and the garden looks neat and presentable.

Make sure that your property feels warm and inviting, make sure that the heating is on and use some ambient lighting if in the evening to give it a warm feel.

Often buyers will make up their minds within minutes of a visit about whether they would like to buy or not, so ensure that your entrance hall look appealing.

Finish any DIY projects and make sure that any issues such as damp patches are dealt with before viewings take place. 

For more tips and advice please check out our website, or pop into your local branch of Intercounty. 

Do you have any tips you can share with your fellow property sellers? Please let us know.