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Selling when the mercury drops

Showing houses when the weather changes can be a lovely. A warm fireside is as inviting a place as I can think of on a cold day and a great reason to make a move to the country at this time of year. A viewing is the pinnacle of the sales process and should be an enjoyable visit, where a buyer can picture themselves living at a house. If rooms are either cold or badly lit, the impression will neither be favorable nor will it be representative of how life is really like in this home. Similarly, whilst lawns become too wet to mow, leaves should still be swept up and the spaces left as tidy as possible. Slippery paths, in particular require attention when appointments are booked. As the sun sinks in sky, windows will need to kept clean, to show a property and make the best of what little natural light there is with winter approaching. Turtle type mats are a good investment, trapping the dirt and mud of the season and should be placed at front and back doors. Equally, spare wellington boots should be made available when showing gardens and fields. Umbrellas are useful too, when the rain won't hold off. The lifestyle on offer at a property is perhaps the key component when deciding if a house feels like a home. Light and warmth are important. But a well prepared property is key. Clutter suggests a seller might not be all that serious and viewings are, after-all, an important business. Matthew Hallett Winkworth

Showing houses when the weather changes can be a lovely. A warm fireside is as inviting a place as I can think of on a cold day and a great reason to make a move to the country at this time of year.

A viewing is the pinnacle of the sales process and should be an enjoyable visit, where a buyer can picture themselves living at a house. If rooms are either cold or badly lit, the impression will neither be favorable nor will it be representative of how life is really like in this home. Similarly, whilst lawns become too wet to mow, leaves should still be swept up and the spaces left as tidy as possible. Slippery paths, in particular require attention when appointments are booked.

As the sun sinks in sky, windows will need to kept clean, to show a property and make the best of what little natural light there is with winter approaching.

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Turtle type mats are a good investment, trapping the dirt and mud of the season and should be placed at front and back doors. Equally, spare wellington boots should be made available when showing gardens and fields. Umbrellas are useful too, when the rain won't hold off.

The lifestyle on offer at a property is perhaps the key component when deciding if a house feels like a home. Light and warmth are important. But a well prepared property is key. Clutter suggests a seller might not be all that serious and viewings are, after-all, an important business.

Matthew Hallett Winkworth

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