Winter Viewing Checklist
By georgemove-uk-net on 14th November 2023
- Clear pathways and driveways of snow and ice.
- Keep gutters and downspouts clear of debris to prevent any leaks or blockages.
- Trim any overgrown bushes or trees that may block the view of the property.
- Add seasonal plants or potted winter flowers near the entrance for a touch of colour.
- Consider placing winter-friendly decorations, such as a festive wreath, on the front door.
- Ensure that all outdoor lights are working properly.
- Add additional lighting along the pathways and near the entrance for a welcoming atmosphere during evening viewings.
Heating and Insulation:
- Make sure the property is comfortably warm for potential buyers.
- Check and replace weather stripping around windows and doors to prevent drafts.
- Deep clean carpets and rugs to remove winter dirt and salt stains.
- Clean windows to maximize natural light.
- Arrange furniture to create a warm and inviting atmosphere.
- Use cosy throws and pillows to add warmth to living spaces.
- If applicable, clean and stage the fireplace to showcase it as a cosy focal point.
- Ensure it’s in working condition if buyers may be interested in its functionality.
- Consider tasteful holiday decorations, if applicable, to create a welcoming and festive atmosphere.
- Be mindful not to overcrowd or make the space look cluttered.
- Keep the property smelling fresh by using subtle winter scents or air purifiers.
- Avoid overpowering scents that may be off-putting.
- Prepare a folder with information about the property, including any special features or recent upgrades.
- Include utility bills and information about the efficiency of the heating system.
Remember, the goal is to make potential buyers feel comfortable and see the property’s potential even in the winter months. A well-maintained and inviting atmosphere can go a long way in making a positive impression.