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Selling your home during winter

With the nights drawing in and the temperature dropping, Winkworth north London estate agents say it's time for vendors to adjust how they present their houses for sale in north London. Shorter days and inclement are guaranteed but these conditions should not hinder viewings. In fact, vendors can create a warm, inviting haven for potential buyers by taking a few simple measures. There are some beautiful houses for sale in north London and with market conditions being so good, more vendors are entering the market. This means the choice for buyers is brilliant but purchasers will be comparing and contrasting all the homes they are viewing. Ensuring your property is the most appealing will help make a good impression. Here is Winkworth north London's guide to presenting a property during winter: Property access - There's no getting away from dark afternoons and cold weather, so make sure access to your property is safe and secure. Turn on any outside lights for viewings after sun down - and that can be as early at 3pm in the depths of winter. If you haven't got an outside light, now may be a good time to install one. If it has been snowing or the temperature drops below freezing, make sure your path is salted and is free of ice. Light inside the property - the best houses for sale in north London are those that look well-lit and inviting. Create a warm atmosphere inside by switching on table lamps and any feature lighting. Ensure all hallway lights are turned on before viewings start as welcoming potential buyers into a darkened area can be off putting. Keep the property warm - buyers will instantly feel at home if they step in from the cold into a warm house, so make sure the central heating is on. Not only will this ward off chills, it will also prove to potential buyers that you have a fully working central heating system. If you have a fire - whether it's a real one, gas or a wood-burning stove - make sure it's lit on the coldest days. Don't neglect gardens - winter gardens can look straggly, so make time to sweep up fallen leaves, cut back dead foliage and add some winter-flowering bedding plants. Violas, primroses and pansies will turn in a stunning winter display of colour in borders, pots and hanging baskets. Use any outdoor lighting to illuminate your garden on the darkest days and during evening viewings. Refreshments - sometimes the small gesture of a hot drink is all that's needed to break the ice at the start of a viewing. Be sure to pop the kettle on as soon as your viewers arrive. If you are thinking of selling your property and would like advice about the north London property market, contact your local branch of Winkworth today.

With the nights drawing in and the temperature dropping, Winkworth north London estate agents say it's time for vendors to adjust how they present their houses for sale in north London. Shorter days and inclement are guaranteed but these conditions should not hinder viewings. In fact, vendors can create a warm, inviting haven for potential buyers by taking a few simple measures.

There are some beautiful houses for sale in north London and with market conditions being so good, more vendors are entering the market. This means the choice for buyers is brilliant but purchasers will be comparing and contrasting all the homes they are viewing. Ensuring your property is the most appealing will help make a good impression.

Here is Winkworth north London's guide to presenting a property during winter:

Property access - There's no getting away from dark afternoons and cold weather, so make sure access to your property is safe and secure. Turn on any outside lights for viewings after sun down - and that can be as early at 3pm in the depths of winter. If you haven't got an outside light, now may be a good time to install one. If it has been snowing or the temperature drops below freezing, make sure your path is salted and is free of ice.

Light inside the property - the best houses for sale in north London are those that look well-lit and inviting. Create a warm atmosphere inside by switching on table lamps and any feature lighting. Ensure all hallway lights are turned on before viewings start as welcoming potential buyers into a darkened area can be off putting.

Keep the property warm - buyers will instantly feel at home if they step in from the cold into a warm house, so make sure the central heating is on. Not only will this ward off chills, it will also prove to potential buyers that you have a fully working central heating system. If you have a fire - whether it's a real one, gas or a wood-burning stove - make sure it's lit on the coldest days.

Don't neglect gardens - winter gardens can look straggly, so make time to sweep up fallen leaves, cut back dead foliage and add some winter-flowering bedding plants. Violas, primroses and pansies will turn in a stunning winter display of colour in borders, pots and hanging baskets. Use any outdoor lighting to illuminate your garden on the darkest days and during evening viewings.

Refreshments - sometimes the small gesture of a hot drink is all that's needed to break the ice at the start of a viewing. Be sure to pop the kettle on as soon as your viewers arrive.

If you are thinking of selling your property and would like advice about the north London property market, contact your local branch of Winkworth today.

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