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Preparing to Sell Your Home

Posted on 19 March 2024
Preparing to Sell Your Home

Are you contemplating moving but don’t know where to start?

Take a look at our guide to the practical points to consider as well as some tips to ensure your home shines.

Some buyers will be put off if they feel that the house hasn’t been looked after. Therefore, it’s a good idea to touch up scuffed or peeling paintwork, fix damp patches and stains, replace broken light bulbs and fix loose door handles. These are fairly quick and inexpensive jobs that are easy to solve but can deter potential buyers if left unattended.

Declutter and tidy
Make sure your home is clean, decluttered and tidy. Rooms that look too busy can also look smaller. Be careful not to remove traces of character altogether though –a few tasteful soft furnishings will give your property personality.

Kerb Appeal
First impressions count so make sure your home looks attractive to visitors. Kerb appeal can be increased by a fresh coat of paint on the front door, sweeping the pathway and polishing door fixtures. Flowers and foliage should be neat and tidy, consider some colourful pot plants to line the entrance or refresh the window boxes.

Keep it Cosy
Create a cosy ambiance inside your home by switching on table and floor lamps to soften overhead lighting.  Candles and colourful pottery in the kitchen can create a lovely atmosphere.