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A guide to presenting your home

When placing your home on the market it is essential that you prepare for photographs and viewings to give your property the best chance of selling. First impressions count so put yourself in the buyer’s shoes and think about how you can enhance your property’s draw.

Consider its “kerb appeal”, the first thing potential buyers will see before they even pass the front door. Here are some things to look out for:

  • Does the front of your house need smartening up? Could the front garden be tidier? Plants need trimming, grass cut?
  • Could the windows do with a clean?
  • For the photographs please take all cars and wheelie bins off the drive.

Look at the inside with a critical eye too:

  • Keep it clean and tidy. De clutter and use sensible storage. Potential buyers will want to visualise how they can fill the space.
  • If you want to re-decorate, go for neutral tones which will appeal to a wider audience.
  • Make your house look and feel comfortable – rugs, cushions and lamps will ensure your property feels cosy and welcoming.
  • Undertake any minor repairs that need doing so buyers will really have to try hard to find any negatives.
  • Bring out the best features such as fireplaces and use mirrors to increase the sense of space. 
  • Add some finishing touches such as plants and flowers.

Are you thinking of selling? For a free, no obligation, valuation of your property you can complete our quick valuation request form here.

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