Of course, January is busy with so many people making changes and if a lot of people decide to sell their home, the market can become busy quite quickly. Therefore, you want to ensure that you gain any advantage that you can and if people are waiting until January to sell their home, you can gain an advantage over them by starting in December.
Now, December is a busy month for a lot of people and you will hopefully be active with family celebrations and gatherings. However, given how competitive the housing market is and how competitive the market is, it is vital that you do everything you can to be the vendor that people notice. Starting the process as quickly as possible and making effective improvements and changes will benefit you in the long term.
What do you when the Christmas tree comes down?
Many people love putting their Christmas tree up and the look it helps to create in a room. However, there is a sense of disappointment when the tree comes down and many people believe that after a tree comes down, the room looks bare and empty.
This often leads to people carrying out an extensive cleaning process and overhauling their room, giving it a new look. Therefore, a lot of people will be improving the appearance of their home at the end of the festive period, so why not do so with a focus on making a home more appealing to buyers.
When you present a home to buyers, it is important to:
- Declutter the home as best as you can, creating as much space as possible in your home
- Clean your home to the highest possible standard
There is a lot to be said for staging your home with a buyer in mind but at the most basic level, make sure you clean property and create as much space as possible. Some people feel sad about the festive season ending but if you channel your energy into presenting your home for buyers, you will find that you can create the platform for selling your home quickly in New Year.
Spend time outside of your home
December is a month where it is nice to spend a lot of time indoors but there is always an argument for getting some fresh air. In the few hours of daylight we enjoy in December, allocate time to being out in your garden and making your property look as attractive as possible.
Your garden area is the first thing that prospective buyers see and you need to make a positive first impression. Quick jobs you can carry out in December in your garden include:
- Clean your gutter
- Review door frames and window frames
- Remove leaves and clear away puddles
- Ensure all paths are in good condition
Clearing out your garden and ensuring it is in good condition will help you to appeal to buyers when they view your home.
Offer a warm welcome
It is vital that you offer a warm welcome to guests, and this means your property needs to be well insulated. In the summer months, you may not notice if there are issues with the insulation of your home but in winter, challenging weather conditions means this is a priority.
Review the condition of window and door frames. If there are any cracks of gaps, it is vital that these are repaired or replaced as quickly as possible. If you have the time and money, add cavity wall insulation. A well-insulated home offers a warm welcome, but it also saves energy and reduces heating bills, which is great news for homeowners and prospective buyers.
If you are looking to sell your home, get in touch with Austin Property Services, and we will do what we can to assist you.