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Create A Warm Welcome For January Viewers

  10 Jan 2019

January can be a cold and chilly month. If you are looking to sell your home at the start of the New Year, you need to ensure that you are ready to battle the elements while pleasing prospective buyers who come to your home. At Jezzards, we know the perception of the property market is that it only comes alive in spring, but we believe this is no longer the case.

The emergence of online property portals has created a year-round demand for property and buyers and vendors are so keen to conclude deals that January is as good a month as any for property deals. However, as January poses problems that are not present all year round, vendors need to ensure they offer the warmest welcome when selling a home in January or welcoming buyers to the property.

Ensure the outside of the property is welcoming

You should be aware that the outside of your home is crucial in appealing to buyers because this is where first impressions are formed. If there has been a lot of snow, some gardens look picturesque in winter, but then again, it may be that wind, hail or rain have created an unwelcoming setting at your home.

Make sure that all paths and driveways have been cleared, allowing a safe and easy path to the home. If you are concerned about ice, use grit or salt to defrost the path, creating a safer entrance.

Allow people to become comfortable in your home

If you are placing your home on the market, it is likely you have spent a lot of time cleaning your home. You want to maintain this cleanliness but with people trampling dirt and rainwater in from outside, it can be difficult to achieve this aim.

Therefore, it makes sense to invest in some storage solutions that can be placed around your door. Having an area where guests can hang their jacket, leave scarves and gloves and store umbrellas is very welcome. This allows people to get settled and feel comfortable at your home while also ensuring that you minimise the amount of mud and dirt being trampled through your home.

Also, never forget the benefit of a sturdy welcome mat that allows people to wipe their feet before entering the property.

Is your home properly insulated?

It is vital that your home is well insulated in winter because any cracks or gaps can be noticeable. Review the condition of your window frames and doors to ensure that your home is well protected. A properly insulated home isn’t just of value because of comfort, it helps save money, and makes your home more attractive to buyers.

A properly insulated property is a more energy efficient home, an issue that is very important in 2019. Make sure your home offers the best welcome to guests as this will help you sell your home at this time of year.

Of course, no matter the time of year, it makes sense to get help when selling a home. If you are looking for guidance, contact Jezzards on 03330 433 633 and we will be more than happy to assist you.


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