Winter Selling Tips

Most buyers and sellers make the mistake of assuming the demand in the property market is largely seasonal. Although there is an increase in activity at certain times of the year, Eview Southern Peninsula's Brendan Adams explains "buyers are active all year round". Winter can be a great time to buy and sell on the Mornington Peninsula. "Fewer properties on the market equates to higher demand for properties on the Peninsula." "Many home sellers choose to put their home on the market in spring and autumn giving buyers more to choose from, less housing stock leads to greater competition and higher prices" explains Brendan. The key to being successful when selling your home in winter is making sure that your property makes a positive impact on those who visit. Following a few tips from our experts can transform your house into a cosy oasis. Decorating with heavier fabrics and throw rugs can make a home seem warm and inviting, while the use of darker colours can add to the cosiness. There's nothing like stepping in from the cold into a warm comfortable home so switch on the heat. In addition to cleaning your windows and pulling back curtains, you'll also want to make the most of artificial light. Turn on all of your lamps and lighting fixtures to banish dark corners from the home and give the place a cosy glow. "With stock levels at an all-time low and buyer demand at an all-time high, there has never been a better time to get a great price for your home" says Brendan. "Don't wait till the spring selling season when the market becomes flooded with properties." "Take advantage of market conditions now and beat the competition."

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