Top tips to sell your home before Christmas

With only one month until Christmas, the end of the year is fast approaching. If you are thinking of waiting until next year to sell your home, think again, more people search for a new home over the festive period than any other time of year.

If you are in the process of selling your home or are just thinking of putting your home on the market, these are our top tips to sell before the New Year:

Deck the halls, but try not to go overboard
Everyone likes their homes to look lovely during the holidays with friends and families visiting, so homes often look their best during this time of year. But, try not to decorate your home with too many decorations, they could make your home seem cluttered and distract your potential buyers.

Think about your Christmas tree
If you have a small space a large Christmas tree could accentuate this, try to use one with a thinner base it will make your home look much more spacious. However, if you live in a large home with a two-storey living room or hall show this off with a tall tree to make the buyers aware of the additional space.

Clear any ice or snow from paths and steps
If a cold spell hits try to grit pathways and clear any snow before a viewing. It will show buyers that you are welcoming and give the impression of a well maintained home.

Hire an agent with a focused Christmas campaign
Many agents do not focus on the large Christmas market of potential buyers. At Watsons, we have launched a ‘Do Not Disturb’ campaign, to ensure your home will be seen by the greatest number of 2016 buyers. We will advertise your home on the biggest property websites without disturbing you over the festive period, with all viewings booked in for the New Year.

Increase your curb appeal
During the winter months many trees have lost their leaves leaving your home more exposed. It is more important during this time of year to maintain a well kept exterior. It won’t take long to touch up paintwork, clean gutters and freshen up your garden.

Give potential buyers a place to escape from the cold
Make sure your home is nice and warm by turning on the heating and lighting a fire. Your home will feel cosy and inviting, with buyers choosing to spend more time enjoying your house. It will give them time to notice the best features your home has to offer.

If you would like to know more about how to sell your home before New Year please contact our dedicated residential sales team today.



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