Winter is a great time to sell property, before the Spring market takes off and is flooded with listings.

As a busy Property Makeover Specialist there are two weeks of the year where I normally try to grab a quick break, during the July school holidays, prior to being rushed off our feet preparing properties for the oncoming Spring market. This year I only managed four days and they’ve become a distant memory already!
We have had a number of owners who’ve recently sold with great results, who now believe me when I say ‘don’t delay’! Winter is a fantastic time to sell. Why wait until everyone else is on the market and purchasers are more in the driving seat? At BG Property Styling we are smack bang in the middle of preparing for auction campaigns that are booked for the last available Saturday prior to the Spring holidays.
There are differing opinions about how to manage an early Spring sale. I’ll share some must haves from a presentation perspective; gardens are coming into their finest. Remind your vendors to attend the maintenance and presentation schedule a.s.a.p, as gardens will benefit from nurturing early. It’s also important to pay attention to the aspect and time of day for the Spring sun. 

It's very important for the home to be as warm as possible in all areas!

It's also very important for the home to be as warm as possible in all areas and to make sure to enhance any outdoor entertaining areas - big or small. Choose your open times carefully for the best light. 
It's the time of year when prospective sellers will be starting to look and dream about their next home, or investors will want to buy and lease out before the market closes over the Christmas break. 
Along with aspect and making sure there is enough light, you may need to  remind vendors to put some heating on for a quick burst before the OFI, to take the edge off a chilly home.
Also do remind them to pay attention to window furnishings. Take advantage of natural light and open everything up for a sky view wherever you can, and make sure that the angles of blinds are right. 
It's been very exciting to get the jump on Spring and following the recent blessing by the RBA in lowering interest rates, I wish you every success for the coming months.

About Belinda Grundy

Belinda Grundy is an Author, Speaker, and the Founder of BG Property Styling. She published her first book, Rightsize Your Home: The Empty Nester's Guide for a Stress-Free Downsize, in 2014. For her work on BG Property Styling, she was chosen as a finalist under the Business Leader category through the NSW Business Chamber Business Awards 2015. Currently, Belinda manages operations on Sydney’s North and Southern Highlands. You can contact Belinda on T + 61 2 9986 0524 or via email here.

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