15 Jan 2019
There are a lot of misconceptions about selling your home in winter.
Some say the bad weather discourages buyers from venturing outside to view, others believe the dark mornings and evenings (and let's be honest, most afternoons) will make the property appear dreary and unwelcoming.
However, from our experience - 38 years - we find that properties are still in high demand from December to March - and better still, there's less competition.
Below we've listed other advantages of selling your home during these months.
As the nights start to draw in and temperatures plummet, your home will look and feel even more welcoming and cosy.
Enhance this homely feel by lighting every room in the house, cranking up the heating or lighting the fire (if you have one), and even consider some home baking to appeal to all of their senses.
Those willing to head out in the snow/wind/rain are serious about buying. You may have less viewers, but the ones who do come through the door will be more qualified and less likely to be time-wasters.
Less competition, more potential. Sellers definitely have the upper hand selling in winter.
In summer, buyers might have a choice of 30 homes; whereas in winter, there will be a fraction of the amount that fit the same criteria. Moreover, sellers are more likely to receive an offer in winter.
Get a head start on the competition and look to market your property now.
Aberdein Considine is offering a special gift to people thinking of selling this winter - a free Home Report worth hundreds of pounds.
Between December and March, anyone putting their property on the market through our estate agency branches in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth or Stirling will have their Home Report cost covered in full.