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Sell Your Home This Winter

By Laura Essert

Some sellers have a perception that selling in spring or autumn can be advantageous due to weather and gardening conditions, but in reality, there’s no ‘wrong’ time to buy or sell property. The factors that trigger buying or selling a home typically have nothing to do with the seasons, but are driven by much larger factors such as changes in work or family dynamics. This winter is presenting an ideal opportunity to sell your property on the Upper North Shore as the scarcity of stock combined with high buyer interest has created an environment ripe for competition. This competitive environment ensures your property gets the highest price. If you’re thinking of selling we would be delighted to discuss how we can secure the highest price for you in the current market.

Selling in the cooler months also allows the opportunity to showcase some of your home’s features that you may not have considered.

Here are some tips to make your home feel welcoming this winter:

Light it up
Ensure all of your light fittings are clean and in good working order. Especially with mid-week twilight open inspections, having your home brightly lit will showcase the interior features as buyers make their way into the property.

Warm it up
Heating should be on and fireplaces lit. Showing how cosy your property is at a cooler time of the year, can really make a house feel like a home. Let the sunshine in. Especially if you have north facing windows, open up the curtains and blinds and let the warming winter sun show your property’s year-round versatility.

Outdoor spaces
Do you have an outdoor heater or fire pit? Get those stoked up and highlight the adaptability of your outdoor spaces in both warm and cool seasons. The way to the heart is through the stomach. Having cookies or bread baking in the home as buyers pass through can make the experience even more enticing. If you’re not a native cook, you can buy the frozen variety, it will do the job just as well.

Keep it clean
Wet outdoor areas can create havoc as people transition from outdoor to indoor spaces. Make sure you have new, clean doormats, both indoors and out. You can consider asking people to remove their shoes as they move from outdoors to indoors to keep your floors clean and tidy.

Buyers don’t choose to buy because the daffodils are in bloom, they’re driven by factors much more meaningful than that. There is high demand and low supply; now is a fantastic time to sell your property.

As the highest selling real estate agency on the Upper North Shore, we meet more buyers than anyone else, providing a significant advantage in selling your property. We’d be delighted to assist you.

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