Andrews: Our tips for home sales in winter
Published on: 02 Jan 2015
Pictured presenting the cheque, left to right: Wayne Smith – AEA Manager, Elliot Albiston – ALM Neg, Teresa Bird – ALM Manager, Elizabeth Shepherd – Chair of parish council, Nicola Hopkinson – Property Manager, Holly Boulton – ALM Neg, Chemaine Lowther – Harris – Inspections Clerk, Natalie Madden –AEA Neg
On Friday November 28, Downend High Street welcomed the return of the annual Christmas Lights switch on, which was sponsored by the Downend and Bromley Heath Parish Council.
Andrews Lettings and Management, as well as Andrews Estate Agents took part in the festivities, all raising money for the Bristol Branch of the Normandy Veterans. In total we managed to raise £378.50, by holding the following events: On the evening we had a game for the children called Pick the Key off the tree, participants paid £1 a go to choose a key off the Christmas tree, to see if it would open a magical box which would give them a ticket to take to see Santa to win a prize.
Santa was situated in his very own Grotto that was set up by the staff within the Office. Even the children who were not successful took home a bag of sweets!
We also had refreshments on offer, buy a cake for 50p to receive a free tea or coffee, this was very popular! And finally we had a raffle that ran for nearly 2 weeks, where we received many prizes from local businesses who we would like to greatly thank for their contribution. The grand prize draw was announced on Tuesday 9th December and the winners have been notified. The cheque was presented to Elizabeth Shepherd who is chair of the Downend and Bromley Heath Parish Council.
Winter’s never been the traditional time to sell or let your home. But there are plenty of advantages to putting it on the market before the competition heats up.
If you are selling or letting your home this winter then here’s 5 top tips:
1. Pop the heating on
You may be happy throwing on a couple of extra woolly layers – but your prospective buyers might not. So keep your home’s temperature above 18°c so they can enjoy that warm, snuggly feeling when they step in from the cold.
2. Get sweeping
Fallen dead leaves on your driveway and garden do nothing for that all-important first impression. So sweep or rake them into piles and scoop them into the compost bin.
3. Get a good doormat
Buy a doormat for prospective buyers to wipe their feet on just in case it’s not a nice day. If it’s eye-catching too, that works in your favour.
4. Tidy away wet laundry
Drying clothes over radiators, the backs of chairs or in front of the fire is a big no-no. It looks messy, can make the air feel damp and uninviting – and can pong a bit too.
5. Hold fire on the festivities
Try to resist putting your Christmas decorations up too early. As pretty as they are, they can really distract from what your property has to offer.
At Andrews we’ve made it as easy as possible for you to put your property on the market at Christmas. With our Christmas cracker we’ll market your property during the festive period and have potential buyers lined up to view your property in the New Year. To find out more call us, visit our web site, or come see us in branch.