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Selling your unique home during the winter

Selling your home during the winter

Winter brings a magical charm, with its snowy landscapes, cozy fires, and the inviting aroma of mulled wine. This season could be the perfect backdrop for showcasing your home on the market.

However, winter also comes with its challenges, like muddy lawns and leaf-filled gutters. But fear not! With some clever styling and preparation, you can make your home a winter viewing success.

Spruce Up Your Garden and Exterior:

First impressions are crucial, and your garden, driveway, and entrance path are where buyers will get their first glimpse of your home. Brighten up these areas with seasonal plants or a holly wreath, and keep your bird feeders filled to invite charming winter wildlife. Maintain your lawn and outdoor spaces, ensuring they look cared for and inviting.

Consider the safety and maintenance of your exterior. Clear gutters of leaves and power wash paths to prevent slippery moss. If your summer garden is a highlight, display photos to show buyers its full potential in warmer months. And don’t forget to light up your exterior for those early evening viewings!

Indoor Lighting and Sparkle:

Create a warm, welcoming ambiance with soft lighting. Keep your curtains open to let in natural light, making your home feel spacious and connected to the outside. Enhance the brightness by polishing reflective surfaces and cleaning often-overlooked spots like skirting boards.

Seasonal Interior Styling:

Add a touch of luxury with soft furnishings like velvet cushions or plush rugs, particularly in bathrooms. Keep spare luxury towels for viewings to add an extra touch of indulgence.

Christmas tree decorated

Minimalist Holiday Decor:

While festive decorations are beautiful, they can clutter your space, so be mindful of the amount of decorations you use, and in what rooms.

Viewers often consider where to put their Christmas tree in a home they are viewing, so don't be put off getting those decorations up, however we recommend to make sure your marketing photos are taken before you do.

Warm Welcomes:

Create a cozy atmosphere throughout your home. If you have a fireplace, keep it lit to offer a snug sanctuary. Use decorative candles or fairy lights in non-working fireplaces for a magical glow.

Aromatic Appeal:

Ensure your home smells as good as it looks. Keep it fresh and avoid strong air fresheners. Instead, opt for subtle, natural fragrances.

Croissants at Blindmans Lanes

Delightful Treats:

Impress viewers with the scent of freshly baked gingerbread or cookies, and offer them a warm drink like hot cocoa or mulled wine. This creates an inviting and homey atmosphere.

With these tips, you can turn your home from a simple winter property to a sought-after winter haven. And if snow does come, ensure a clear path to your door, as your home will now be a must-see on buyers' lists!

If you're thinking of selling your unique home during the winter, consider these tips to enhance your home's appeal and make the most of the winter market. Get in touch and we can discuss the best strategy for finding you a buyer this winter. And if you’re already on the market with another agent but haven’t had any offers yet, we may be able to help you secure a sale ahead of Christmas – so give us a call! Phone on 020 3418 0584 or email us on and we’ll get straight back to you.

Thomas Proud owner of Gracechurch Unique Homes


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