Aspects that a buyer takes into account when buying a home in winter

23 de January de 2024
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Do you remember the article in which we talked about the advantages and disadvantages of seasonality in property sales? In it we highlighted that winter can be a good time to sell your home.

With fewer homes available, buyers are more focused on existing options and tend to be more serious than in other seasons. In addition, they generally have very clear criteria, and adapting to these can be key to speeding up the transaction.

5 aspects that a buyer takes into account when buying a home in winter

There are some elements that an interested party will always consider before making the decision to purchase a property during the winter:

1. Energy efficiency and insulation

He will check the thermal insulation, heating efficiency and air conditioning systems, as these factors are essential to keep the home warm without incurring high costs.

2. The condition of the structure and roof

Evaluate how the home handles winter conditions. Pay special attention to the condition of the roof, gutters and downspouts to ensure they can withstand snow or heavy rains.

3. Daylighting

With shorter days, good lighting is important. Buyers tend to look for properties with large windows and the right orientation to maximize sunlight.

4. Outdoor accessibility and maintenance

Check how snow, ice and rain will affect accessibility to the home and care of outdoor areas such as driveways, parking and sidewalks.

You will also observe the condition of landscaping – if any – and consider those elements that may require specific attention or shelter from cold temperatures.

5. A welcoming environment

You will look for a feeling of warmth and comfort inside the house, which can be a decisive factor in the overall impression.

This includes not only adequate heating and good insulation, but also:

  1. Soft lighting.
  2. Well-decorated interiors.
  3. Spaces that invite rest and relaxation.
  4. Functional fireplaces.
  5. Textiles such as rugs and blankets.
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