Top tips on selling your house in winter

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The research shows the most successful time to sell your house is during spring or early autumn. However winter is still a good time to try to sell your house because there is less competition, but no matter what time of year, when it comes to selling a house, it can be a laborious task. From the frenetic tidying of the house, making sure it looks pristine for the impending viewing, to dealing with the rejections, many know the process can be tough and take a toll on any relationship.

However, there is no need to worry, as the provides some tips on how to make your house the one which gets chosen by the suitor.

Make the house cosy

Looking at houses during the winter time can be tough for potential buyers because the weather is generally awful. But sellers can use this to their advantage. Turn up the radiators, light a fire to welcome buyers and create a warm, cosy atmosphere which will put a good impression in a buyer's head and a smile on their face.

Maximise natural light

The days are getting shorter as natural light diminishes. Make the most of precious daylight as no one wants to live in home that is dark all year round. Washing your windows will maximise natural light and shows buyers the house is well-maintained. Also in low winter light, dirt and grime become more apparent.


It is a simple one but painting the walls of your soon-to-be former home, can give it a boost in the selling stakes. Potential buyers will feel it is one less job of which to take care should they buy and move in.

Get fixing

Have a look around your house and check out if any appliance needs fixing. From the roof slates and floor tiles to lights and toilet, there are many problem areas which can put off buyers from investing. When selling, think from the buyer's point of view. They have to pay the fee for the house plus the add ons of remedying certain issues. So get the issues fixed and include the charge in the selling price.


When it comes to selling anything, it is hugely important the seller markets the product as best he/she can. Traditional estate agents are still as popular as ever, along with newspaper ads. However, advertising your house online is becoming more and more popular every day. Advertise your house on

So there you have it. Top tips for getting the house ready to sell.

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