Spring is seen as the prime time to sell your home. But is accepted wisdom always right? The Christmas break is a time when many people make big decisions, including whether their current home is still the right place to live. With less properties on the market, the New Year can be a good time to market your home if you follow some basic rules.
Properties in more isolated locations can appear to be even more remote during the winter when the roads can be muddy, slippery or covered in snow. However, Cambridge City properties and houses in more central village locations have always sold well in Janaury and February.
Keep photos up to date. Nothing suggests a stale property more than tinsel on the tree or snow on the ground when it is a beautiful Spring day in February.
Try and keep viewings to the day time. And open curtains and clean windows to let in the light. Making your home appear as light and bright as possible is crucial on shorter, darker days.
Make viewers feel welcome. Light the fire or turn up the central heating and maybe even offer a cup of tea to potential buyers.
Tidy the garden. Sweep up those leaves and cut the lawn if possible. You may have been leaving these jobs until Spring but you are trying to show off the full potential of your home.