Preparing your house for a sale!


The time has come for you to put your property on the market and show it off.

This is a lot like going on a date – you want to look your absolute best!

But it will take more than luck to sell your home quickly, it does take planning to convince potential buyers to make an offer. So here are some pointers to ensure your property stands out from the crowd.

When it comes to furniture and brightly coloured objects, you may want to remove them for a while and go with more understated pieces. Bright may not be to everyone’s tastes and bright colours often stand out too much in photographs.

Tidy up and declutter, particularly in the kitchen and bathroom. If you haven’t used a certain item in over a year, you probably don’t need it. This is a great time to remove unwanted items before you need to start packing them away for your new home. It is a new start after all!

Make sure beds are made properly and cushions and pillows are plumped. Remove dressing gowns from the backs of doors– you would be amazed how many leopard skin prints appear on Rightmove and Zoopla.

Clear away toys, vegetable racks, toiletries, bins and buckets, towels, and oven gloves. Clean everything off your kitchen counters before viewings. Essential items that you use daily can be tucked away in small boxes that you can place in a cupboard when they’re not in use.

Make minor repairs. It is worth making a few small repairs, for example, replace cracked floor tiles and patch up any holes in the walls.

Remember you want as much light as possible in your home. Open the curtains and blinds and turn those lights on, all of them!

This may be obvious, but make sure that your home is clean. When you are preparing your home for photographs and viewings make sure that it is cleaner than it has ever been. It needs to go beyond the normal day to day clean. Your home should sparkle!

Mow the lawns, tidy the garden, and introduce colour if possible. A potential sale could be off the table if a buyer turns up and doesn’t like the exterior of your home. Even homes with no front garden can create the wow factor. Have a read of our blog here on how to make the most of our outside space to sell your home.

By doing these simple things you will attract admiring glances both on the internet and when people arrive to view.