Winter can be a difficult time to sell a home. But now that the UK housing market seems to be improving and asking prices are increasing by their highest rate , now might just be a great time to put your house on the market and try for a sale.
Before you go to your estate agents, though, there are some simple and effective ways to make your home more sellable in this challenging time of the year. Here are a few of our favourites.
With a few basic crafts you can turn your home into a winter wonderland. For a start, lighting is a key method of creating a festive ambience. To achieve it, use Mason jar candles which are trending on Pinterest and dot them around your home.
Give them a Christmassy feel by adding a simple decoration of holly and glitter, and light them when viewers come to your home. You could also create a festive potpourri by mixing Christmassy spices such as cinnamon and cloves in a bowl, filling your home with the aroma of the season.
One of the worst things about winter is the cold. So what better way to make people feel comfortable in your home than by making it warm and inviting? Some effective heat-saving measures include placing tin foil around the back of your radiators against the wall so that the heat can’t escape through your walls.
Similarly, you could create inexpensive draft excluders by taking a pair of old trousers, cutting off the legs and filling them with stuffing and sewing them up. Little ideas such as these will show prospective buyers how cold-resistant your home is, so make the most of them.
A basic lick of paint and a thorough, deep clean can really help to make your home look tis very best. You’d be surprised by how easy it is to restore that ‘just-like-new’ feeling to your old, tired home in just a couple of weekends.
A great tip to remember is that white paint is cheapest by far, so taking advantage of the major trend in interior design to have white walls accessorised with shabby chic décor will save you a fortune in painting costs and help you sell your home faster.
So there you have it – some effective ways to make your home sellable during the winter. Once you’ve taken advantage of these basic tricks and your home looks as good as it can, look at an online estate agents like House Network which can give you that extra helping hand.