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The Cosy Guide To Preparing Your House For A Winter Sale

If you’re looking at selling your house in Williams Landing before the month ends, then you’re going to want to make it look the part. Whilst summer often reminds us of bright colours palettes and airy, open spaces – winter begs for a cosier vibe. Think darker tones and heavy blankets. Of course, it’s not all about the furnishings. There are other advantages to selling in the wintertime, and that’s exactly why today we’ll be exploring why and how you should prepare your Williams Landing house for a winter season sale.


How to furnish

Darker tones are the key to winter’s heart. These darker colours will give a sense of comfort to whoever is walking through the house. They also look classy and luxurious, which can help cultivate a positive impression for potential buyers. Instead of sticking to a basic monochromatic look, you should change it up to include navies, greys and violets. Large, heavy pillows should be placed on the couches and thick blankets should be draped over the couches – whether it be over the backrest or just on one of the cushions.


Freshen up the exterior

Select a handful of winter-friendly pot plants that you can place around the exterior of your property to give it a more welcoming look. Depending on the type of property you have, however, this may not be a very viable option. If your property already has a large garden, for example, then you should just ensure that it is appropriately pruned and maintained to support the allure. With all the rain we’ve been getting, your grass should be nice and green already, so just mow it to an appropriate length. 

If you have any chairs in the backyard, then assess whether or not they look inviting for the wintertime. Is your backyard undercover? If so, then it may be worth putting cushions and blankets on your chairs to show that even though it’s winter, you can still enjoy the outdoor setting.


Lighting

Winter can be a dark month, which is why you need to make sure there is enough artificial lighting to still make the house look attractive to potential buyers. Even small options – such as lamps riddled throughout the property – can make all the difference. On the occasion that there is natural light to be shown, clean all windows as best as you can to ensure as much of the natural light gets through. 


Heating

Keeping the property warm can be a challenge. If you have heating, then a lot of it may escape if the door is constantly open for potential buyers to come and go as they please. Consider what your other options are. If you have a fireplace, then you should use that to its full potential. Not only will it create warmth, but it will also create a simulation of what the property could look like for buyers. Even the visual evidence that the property contains a heating system can be enough sometimes.


Why should you do it?

You might think that there’s no point to all of this and that it doesn’t make a huge difference, but that’s not true at all. If it’s freezing outside, then buyers are going to want a warm, comforting place to be in. If, for example, you step into a house that you’re looking at purchasing and find that it’s quite open with summer furnishings – bare couches with a couple of pillows – then you probably won’t experience that warm, fuzzy feeling. As a result, the house may not be as high on your list by the end of the inspection.

Now imagine the same situation, but the house you walk into has a lot of navy colours, greys and heavy blankets draped over the large and soft looking couches. There are beanbags on the floor in front of the fireplace and a dim lamp in the corner of the room. It certainly sets up a mood, and at the end of the day, it’s about selling the property to a person. So, you’re going to want that person to see themselves living in the home. The more features you have – such as the ones mentioned in this blog – the easier it’s going to be for the potential buyer to picture themselves in the home.


Are you thinking of selling a house in Williams Landing?

If you’re considering selling a house in Williams Landing during winter, then you’ll want to make sure you have an agent that looks out for your best interests. Red 23 Real Estate is a premium real estate company that excels in selling houses in the Williams Landing area.

If you’re interested in selling a house in Williams Landing and require an agent, then please give us a call on 03 8372 2122. Alternatively, you can fill out the enquiry form on our website.