Inspiration to ready your home for a winter sale

27 May 2023

We may be on the cusp of winter but the cooler months don’t have to mean that we’re destined for grey, drab homes and months of hibernation.

This winter’s design trends are a step away from the minimalist vibe and are all about having a home with expression that reflects your personality, while creating a sense of cosy comfort as a sanctuary away from wild weather.

And while many of us are reluctant to venture out on cold, squally days, winter can actually be a boon when it comes to selling real estate – with traditionally low stock levels and more serious buyers out in force.

Here are some ideas to ready your home for a winter sale:

Warm tones

One way to warm up the appeal of your home is through colour selections. Opting for the right colour and tones can improve your mood – and the mood of prospective buyers.

Choose earthy colours for your furniture and décor, with a focus on creams and tans, peppered with natural textures such as timber and stone. This will also help foster a calm ambiance.

Easily create a snug feel inside your home by changing up your soft furnishings. Nothing feels more like winter than a stash of blankets, cushions and floor rugs to warm up a place. Add interest to your new additions by selecting a range of colours and textures.

Light it

An open fire can transform the atmosphere of any home in winter whether it be a wood, gas or electric fireplace in your lounge room or a fire pit in your backyard.

There is nothing is more inviting than a raging open fire on a cold and blustery winter’s day, so light the fire to create a welcoming atmosphere. Complement the open fire with some subdued lighting or add a few dimmer switches inside to create a truly relaxed feel.

Cook up

Winter is the perfect time to hit the kitchen and cook up some comfort food to share with family and friends. But those homely cooking aromas are also a welcome delight for buyers inspecting your home.

Crank up the slow cooker or bake a cake to get that alluring waft through your home on days when your home is open for inspection.

Less stock, more serious buyers

One of the biggest advantages of listing your home for sale in winter is the traditionally low stock levels. Less availability of quality homes may translate to increased interest in your home from prospective buyers, and a better purchase price that you might have thought in an ‘off season’.

In addition, buyers on the hunt for a new home in winter are generally more motivated due to the low stock levels. Most will be driven to buy if your home appeals to their lifestyle and their needs.

Mont has an extensive database of buyers looking for quality homes in our neighbourhood. If you are thinking of selling this winter, contact us today.

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