Winter Wonderland: 3 Tips for a Successful Open For Inspection
Appeal to as many buyers as possible
Create the Right Feel in Your Home
It might sound like a challenge to host successful residential property open inspections during winter, but it could be easier than you think.
If you can create the right kind of environment when selling your property, you may attract a good number of potential offers by private treaty, or bids at auction.
When hosting inspections during the year's cooler months, it pays to get a few things right in order to maximise interest in your property. Selling a house doesn't have to be difficult, provided you put the groundwork in to make it as appealing as possible to potential buyers.
Pump up the Temperature
This tip is useful: To a degree.
While it's essential to switch that heat pump on to make your home comfortably warm, you should exercise some restraint.
After all, you don't want to make a space so hot that buyers get overheated. It's important to strike a balance between too cold and too hot. Ideally, you'll find a temperature somewhere in the middle that ensures potential buyers are perfectly comfortable.
An ideal temperature range is typically between 18 and 22 degrees celsius during a cool day. If it's a particularly cold day, go for the upper end of this range. However, avoid blasting the heat pump at an exceedingly hot temperature - it's not efficient and will make the space feel stuffy.
Get a Good Agent
If you present your home perfectly, ensure it's warm and give buyers the opportunity to imagine themselves living in it, this could all go to waste without the right marketing strategy behind you.
Getting a good agent on board is a must if you want to host a successful open inspect. Not only can they explain what steps you need to take to present your home in the best manner possible, but they also have the right contacts and understanding of how to promote a property.
This is essential, as there's no point setting the stage for a great performance if there's no audience to enjoy the show!
A good agent can help drive interest in your property, so you get a favourable turn out at open inspections.
Lighten Up Honey
It's a good idea to maximise natural light as much as possible and use artificial light as a secondary source of light, to accentuate the warmth and livability of your home.
Of course, there are fewer daylight hours during winter, which can make it difficult to schedule open inspections to embrace natural light. For this reason, consider hosting open inspections during weekends. Whether your property looks better in the morning or afternoon, you'll be able to make the most of the natural light.