Many industry commentators indicate that as the evenings draw in with the onset of winter the property market tends to slow down. Currently Eric Lloyd & Co see no signs of a seasonal slowdown with seven sales being agreed over last weekend alone! In Brixham these included bungalows in Cudhill, Marina Drive and Eden Close, a house in Ocean View Drive and an apartment in New Road as well as a bungalow in Barnfield Close Galmpton,,a bungalow in Freshwater Drive, Hookhills and Blackbrook Avenue, Broadsands Park. However to help to tempt a buyer through your front door during the winter months a few simple steps can make all the difference, remembering the old adage “you only get one chance to make a first impression”. Many buyers take a roadside look before making their decision to view, so a tidy and welcoming street view can only help with a sale. After last weekend’s wind and rain a quick sweep up of leaves and any other blown about debris will often transform a property’s kerb appeal. Most buyers prefer to view during daylight hours, but if a viewing is taking place as the light is fading or in the dark make sure your home is as welcoming as possible. Turn on any outside lights and make sure the lights are on inside for maximum effect before the viewers arrival. If the weather is cold have the heating on so that your home is warm and inviting. Presenting a cold and dark property is unlikely to set the scene for the highest possible offer!