Selling your property in Winter

Selling your property in Winter

10 Jan Selling your property in Winter

There is a common misconception that winter isn’t a great time to sell your home. Historically people have thought of spring being the best time to sell and winter perhaps being a bit quieter. However, the reality is that if you’re able to get your home on the market, particularly during the first week or two in January, then you can put yourself in a really strong position.

Why is winter a great time to sell your property?

Buyers will always start looking each year almost as soon as the New Year’s bells have finished ringing. Whereas most sellers aren’t in a position to get their home onto the market until late January or early February. So, if you are one of those sellers who gets their home on the market during the first week or two of the year then you’ll find that you’re in a really strong position to take advantage of that early demand at a time when there are far fewer homes coming onto the market to compete with you.

Tips to sell your property in winter

If you are thinking of selling your home this winter, here are few tips you can take advantage of to put yourself in the best position to get a really good price for your property.

Ensure your home is warm and welcoming

The first and possibly the most important is to make sure your home is warm and welcoming to potential buyers when they come around to view the property. If buyers are coming in out of the cold air, then there’s nothing nicer than feeling that warm blast of warm air as they enter your home. It’ll make them feel welcome and set the tone of the viewing for potential buyers.

Clear paths around the property from snow and ice

You’ll also want to make sure clear paths from around your property from ice and snow. You don’t want buyers to feel it’s been a bit of struggle or have had a fraught journey to get there.

Lights on!

At this time of year, the nights are drawing in and there’s a lot less daylight so it’s important to make sure your home is bright and well lit. Switch on all of the main lights and any lamps, side lights that you have as well to make sure that your home is warm and welcoming.

If you are looking to sell your property, the first thing you’ll need is a Home Report. We are RICS Charted Surveyors specialising in Home Reports across Scotland from as little as £85. Get in touch today to arrange a time to suit you. We offer early morning or evening and weekend appointments. Call us on 0131 608 0175 or email us at


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