1. Photography – keep it pretty
2. A fresh lick of paintMake sure the front door and front gate or fences are freshly painted, as it is the first thing visitors see when they arrive. Bold and bright coloured doors are what makes your property stand out in the dreary winter weather.
3. ShrubberyMake sure your patios and doorways are visually appealing as it can make a huge difference to how buyers view your home. Go down to your local garden centre and purchase some evergreen shrubs to spruce up the front of the property. It may sound clichéd but it really is all about first impressions.
4. ParkingIf you have off-road parking, make sure perspective buyers can access it in order to make parking as easy and convenient as possible for them. If you do not have a drive way, let the estate agent know where to park, so they only have a short distance to the house and do not have to waste time circling the area to find a space.
5. Light and airyOpen the blinds and draw curtains right back to allow maximum light to enter the home if it’s still daylight outside.
You should also keep doors open to avoid dark passages, as this can make the house look smaller. You want to create the right atmosphere for the visitors and light can be a key part of this, particularly when you are drawing them out of the dark winter weather and into a well-lit, homely property.