Advice for sellers – how to get more viewings this winter

Advice for sellers – how to get more viewings this winter

Keys & LeePosted on Thursday, January 16, 2020

Whether you are a first-time seller or a second stepper, you will need to think about how you can sell your home quickly and for the best possible price.

And, as winter lingers, it’s important that you do everything you possibly can to attract serious prospective buyers to view your home.

With this in mind, here at Keys & Lee, we have compiled some top tips and advice on how to get more viewings for your property.

Instruct the right estate agent

Appointing an agent that is part of the community and knows the area well is a key first step when selling.

A good agent should keep in touch regularly and provide feedback on viewings and any progress being made.

If results come up dry, you will need to speak with your agent to see what else they could do to market your property effectively.

Let the light in

Properties are generally best viewed during the daytime when there is more natural light. However, with the nights drawing in much earlier, it’s important to make sure your home is well-lit on evening viewings.

This means cleaning the windows, leaving curtains and blinds open for the maximum amount of light to flow through and hanging extra mirrors on the walls to reflect brightness.

Consider placing lamps in key rooms to add atmosphere. Whiter lights work best for big, bright rooms but a more yellow tone in smaller rooms can create a cosy, homely vibe.

A warm welcome

It’s crucial that buyers feel at ease and can envision themselves living in your home and utilising fresh smells can help.

Although a bit of a cliché, scents of fresh bread and coffee in the kitchen, flowers in the living room and fresh linen in the bedroom can help to give your house a homely atmosphere and, in turn, improve a viewer’s experience.

It could also be beneficial to have a few baked goods on offer as you invite buyers in, welcoming them into a cosy and relaxed atmosphere.

Focus on first impressions

It’s easy to forget about your outside space during winter, but first impressions really are central to a buyer’s decision.

Don’t forget to tend to front and back gardens, wash the walls and windows, mow the front lawn, power wash the footpath and give your front door a fresh lick of paint – all of which can significantly boost the overall appearance of your property.

You will also need to dispose of unnecessary clutter and ensure your driveway looks presentable. A potential buyer will see the exterior is kept up to standard and will anticipate exploring the inside that much more.

By refreshing certain aspects of the home, you can increase the number of viewings and secure the best possible price for your property this winter.

Luckily, now is a popular time to sell as people begin their property search in the new year, helping you to attract more serious buyers and improve chances of achieving your highest sales price.

Here at Keys & Lee, we assist buyers, sellers and home movers looking to move up the property ladder in Romford and the surrounding areas. For more information on our services, please contact us on 01708 766 241.

Additionally, you can find out how much your property could be worth on the current market by requesting a free and instant online valuation.