How to get your home ready to sell


When you are selling your home, first impressions are crucial, so there’s no time like the present to give your home a healthy dose of TLC to help secure that all-important sale.

After all, the look and feel of your home is a deal breaker when it comes to getting a healthy return on investment and selling your property as quickly as possible.

Whether your property has been on the market for some time or you’re about to put it up for sale, you’ve certainly landed in the right place. Here’s our guide to getting your home ready to sell.

How to ensure that your home looks its best

A fresh lick of paint

Giving your home a fresh lick of paint is a good way to breathe new life into it. Remember to stick with neutral colour ways rather than bold, statement designs that may not be to the taste of a potential buyer.

From painting walls, ceilings, and skirting boards through to doors, staircases and even the exterior of your property, painting your home will instantly help to attract buyers, giving them one less job to do when they move in.


If your home looks messy and cluttered, it’s not going to look as appealing when it comes to securing a sale. When a buyer is looking around your home, they’re looking at its potential. If it’s crammed with clutter, the potential buyer won’t be able to get an accurate idea of the amount of space available.

Prior to viewings, remove clutter such as toys, books, games, ornaments, and any pieces of furniture that make the room feel enclosed. And if you can, now is the perfect time for a spring clean.

Curb appeal

It’s not just the inside of your property that should impress buyers, curb appeal is also incredibly important. 

From painting the exterior of your property, mowing the lawn and weeding, through to painting your fence, disposing of any garden waste and planting new shrubs and plants, there are many ways to enhance the exterior of your home.

Repair and clean

Prior to any viewings, make sure that every corner of your home is sparkling clean. This will not only help to make a great first impression, but scientific research has proven that our buying habits are influenced by our senses. That means buyers are much more likely to warm to a property that looks and smells great, compared to a messy and unclean space.

And, if there are any repairs to be done, now is a great time to do them. From fixing the cupboard door that’s been hanging off its hinges for as long as you can remember, through to removing grout and limescale from your shower, completing all of the tasks on your to-do list will help to get your home ready to sell.

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Although the team is currently working from home, we are continuing to deliver the highest standard of service to all of our customers, with our usual entrepreneurial spirit, motivation and impeccable level of service and care. Contact the team today to discuss your unique requirements.